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FACED WITH POTENTIAL INSURANCE CRISIS, MARYLAND WEIGHS NEW COVERAGE MANDATE

February 23, 2018

Maryland Matters February 22, 2018 By Bruce DePuyt Maryland’s individual health insurance market is in danger of collapse if government and industry don’t find ways to persuade younger, healthier people to purchase coverage, a legislative panel was told Wednesday. The culprit, according to industry leaders, is the decision late last year by Congress and President […]... Read more »

Maryland ponders ways to stabilize health insurance markets

February 22, 2018

A separate measure that received a hearing would create an individual health care mandate at the state level. ... Read more »

General Assembly weighs bill to require Marylanders to buy health insurance

Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, praised the idea of using the penalty to help pay for insurance. His group is pushing the bill.... Read more »

Maryland bill would impose individual health insurance mandates

Maryland lawmakers are considering their own version of the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Md. Senate committee considers complicated health care changes

February 21, 2018

Daily Record February 21, 2018 Tim Curtis ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers were still making changes to a bill designed to stabilize the individual health insurance market hours before a hearing Wednesday, demonstrating the complexity of finding a solution to federal health care changes. Late changes to a bill presented to the Senate Finance Committee allowed […]... Read more »

Trump wants taxpayers to spend more on health care for less coverage

February 20, 2018

Think Progress Amanda Gomez Feburary 20, 2018 The Trump administration announced a sizable change to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tuesday– winding back Obama-era rules on skimpier health insurance. The administration is proposing to expand access to short-term health plans, which is intended to fill temporary gaps in coverage and provide some consumers with cheaper options because the […]... Read more »

Md. Lawmakers Push Bill To Regulate Prescription Drugs Prices

February 19, 2018

Several Maryland lawmakers are proposing to rein in the cost of prescription drugs.... Read more »

Attorney General Brian Frosh endorses Rx Cost Commission

February 5, 2018

"...The lives and health of Marylanders, and people all over the country, are threatened when the prices of medicine upon which they depend to survive and thrive are raised beyond their ability to pay. Establishing a commission to monitor and oversee those prices is an important step to take..."... Read more »

State Legislatures Start Out Strong in 2018 with Bills to Curb Rx Drug Costs

January 23, 2018

With the federal government continuing to take no action to curb drug costs, states legislatures across the country are intensifying their efforts in 2018 to staunch the financial hemorrhage to health care budgets caused by escalating prescription drug costs.... Read more »

Media Advisory

January 15, 2018

Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition to Announce Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative... Read more »