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INDIVIDUAL HEALTHCARE MANDATE BEING CONSIDERED IN MARYLAND

December 7, 2017

The ACA Times  December 7, 2017 Robert Sheen While Republicans in Congress will be discussing whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in final tax reform legislation, the state of Maryland is considering implementing its own healthcare mandate for its state residents. Senate Republicans added repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate to the Senate’s […]... Read more »

AARP Files Friend of the Court Brief in AAM v. Frosh in Support of Maryland’s Anti-Drug-Price-Gouging Law

AARP Maryland December 6, 2017 Nancy Carr Consistent with its longstanding efforts to reduce the cost of healthcare for older adults and all Americans, today AARP filed a friend of the court brief in AAM v. Frosh, No. 17-2166, (4th Cir.), supporting Maryland’s recently enacted HB 631—a law that prohibits unconscionable increases in the prices […]... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers consider state replacements for insurance mandate

December 6, 2017

WYPR Rachel Baye December 6, 2017 If Congress repeals or stops enforcing the individual mandate and Maryland doesn’t change anything about the way its insurance market works, state residents will feel the effects quickly, health care experts warned a state commission Tuesday. “If we don’t act next year, it’s very likely we won’t have an […]... Read more »

Maryland officials to discuss signing up for health care

Washington Post Associated Press December 5, 2017 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland officials calling attention to some events to help people sign up for health care this weekend. Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, officials with the NAACP and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange are highlighting a series of “last chance” events to help Marylanders enroll during […]... Read more »

Media Advisory

December 5, 2017

Press conference at 11am Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Annapolis office of MedChi, to announce a series of "Last Chance" events to help Marylanders enroll in health insurance during the weekend of Dec. 8-10.... Read more »

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative to Release New Public Polling Showing Marylanders Very Strongly Support Measures to Improve Prescription Drug Price Affordability

November 16, 2017

Afro November 15, 2017 Special Report On Wednesday, November 15th at 11am the Episcopal Diocesan Center (4 East University Parkway in Baltimore City), we will release new public opinion polling done by the independent research firm OpinionWorks showing strong public support for measures we will be proposing to improve prescription drug price affordability. “This year, […]... Read more »

Media event: Attorney General, Local Leaders and Health Care Advocates Highlight New Prescription Drug Price Gouging Law

October 30, 2017

CONTACT: Vincent DeMarco: President, MCHI – 410-235-9000, cell 410-591-9162 Matthew Celentano: Deputy Director, MCHI – 410-235-9000, cell 443-253-7988 Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative To Hold Press Conference To Highlight New Prescription Drug Price Gouging Law (BALTIMORE, MD.  October 30, 2017) – On Wednesday, November  1st at 1pm at MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, 1211 Cathedral […]... Read more »

Media event: Attorney General, Local Leaders and Health Care Advocates Highlight New Prescription Drug Price Gouging Law

CONTACT: Vincent DeMarco: President, MCHI – 410-235-9000, cell 410-591-9162 Matthew Celentano: Deputy Director, MCHI – 410-235-9000, cell 443-253-7988 Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative To Hold Press Conference To Highlight New Prescription Drug Price Gouging Law (BALTIMORE, MD.  October 30, 2017) –On Tuesday, October 31 at 11:30 am in the Maryland Hall of Montgomery Station at Riderwood Village, 3120 Gracefield Road, […]... Read more »

Raskin warns the next stop for Cassidy-Graham bill could be the House

September 20, 2017

Washington Post Jenna Portnoy September 20, 2017 Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) and Montgomery County health-care advocates urged residents Tuesday night to fight efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act, as 10 miles away on Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans embraced a measure that would do just that. The event, billed as a public forum on […]... Read more »

Media event: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay

July 28, 2017

Today at Noon at the offices of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, 2600 St. Paul Street in Baltimore City, we will discuss the importance to Marylanders that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay and talk about next steps in Maryland to achieve our goal of quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders.... Read more »