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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 »

Van Hollen Statement on New Health Care Proposal in Maryland

January 13, 2018

"Today, state lawmakers are putting forward a new idea that will enable residents to put a ‘down payment’ towards their future health insurance costs – while stabilizing the overall individual market and lowering costs. "... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers introduce replacement for Obamacare individual mandate

January 9, 2018

Washington Examiner Kimberly Leonard January 9, 2018 Maryland lawmakers have introduced a plan to replace Obamacare’s individual mandate, the provision gutted by Republicans in Congress last month that obligated people buy health insurance or pay a fine. The proposal in Maryland is being described as a “down payment plan” that would give people the option […]... Read more »

Maryland is already coming up with creative solutions for the Republican tax bill

Think Progress Amanda Michelle Gomez January 9, 2018 More people in Maryland are insured now than before the Affordable Care Act. Residents without insurance fell from 11.3 percent in 2010 to 6.1 percent in 2016. Still, there are thousands without insurance– many of whom qualify for federal assistance. Maryland consumer advocates fear federal action thus […]... Read more »

Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition Announces Health Insurance Down Payment Proposal To Protect And Improve The Affordable Care Act in Maryland

10:30AM January 9th House Office Building, Annapolis Rm 150 ... Read more »