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Maryland officials to discuss signing up for health care

December 6, 2017

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 »

Statement of Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative on the apparent failure of the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act

July 18, 2017

We are thrilled that the Republican Congressional leadership’s shameful attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is apparently stalled for the foreseeable future. This is good news for the many millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders whose lives have been made immeasurably better by the ACA. We at the Maryland Health Care […]... Read more »

Drug groups sue Maryland over Rx ‘price gouging’ law

July 11, 2017

Washington’s Top News Nick Lannelli July 7, 2017 WASHINGTON — A group representing manufacturers of generic prescription drugs filed a federal lawsuit against Maryland Thursday, trying to stop the state’s new “price gouging” law from taking effect. The Association for Accessible Medicines filed the suit in U.S. District Court, calling the measure “an unconstitutional overreach.” […]... Read more »

Hogan lets drug price-gouging bill, dozens others become law without signature

May 31, 2017

Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday he will not block a new law giving the Maryland attorney general's office authority to take generic drug makers to court to challenge allegedly excessive price increases.... Read more »