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Md. advocates back panel to monitor health care changes

March 2, 2017

The commission would monitor what Congress may do to affect health care coverage for Maryland residents. It would report to the General Assembly with suggestions about how the state could respond.... Read more »

Maryland Legislature addresses prescription drug cost

February 16, 2017

Maryland is now ground zero in the battle over curbing the cost of prescription medication, and the fight is also taking place over the air waves.... Read more »

Md. health officials call for drug affordability legislation

About 300 generic drugs’ prices more than doubled from 2010 to 2015, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Moreover, the report found that the “price increases generally persisted for at least one year” after the initial hike.... Read more »

Maryland Lawmakers Push to Rein in Drug Prices

January 11, 2017

The pair of bills are backed by some top Democrats, the Legislative Black Caucus and an array of interest groups representing doctors, seniors and minorities.... Read more »

Push for Bill to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable

The bill would require prescription drug companies to disclose how they come up with their prices; notify the public of significant price hikes; and authorize the state attorney general to take legal action to prevent price-gouging.... Read more »

Media Advisory

January 10, 2017

On Tuesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. on Lawyers' Mall in front of the State House in Annapolis, health advocates and elected officials will announce a new Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative.... Read more »

Maryland Medicaid Turns 50!

October 24, 2016

We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Medicaid program with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Horizon Foundation at the Park Heights JCC in Baltimore, MD on Thursday October 20, 2016. A special grant from the Consumer Health Foundation allowed us to produce a video with New Lens Media featuring […]... Read more »

Media Advisory: New Poll Shows MDers Very Strongly Support Measures to improve Prescription Drug Affordability

September 8, 2016

“As we turn our attention to making sure health care is affordable, we will focus our attention on addressing the sky rocketing prices of prescription drugs." ... Read more »

Legislative Session Wrap-up

April 12, 2016

As the gavel fell on Sine Die in Annapolis we are proud of our collective hard work and success...... Read more »

Thank you!

February 16, 2016

Thank you to those who were able to participate in our training for the Maryland Faith Community Health Network yesterday at the Pearlstone Retreat Center! It was GREAT day and we appreciate what each of you contributed to the rich discussion.... Read more »