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Before Annapolis Summit, 3 more podcast episodes

January 4, 2018

The Daily Record  January 2, 2018 As we approach the 2018 Annapolis Summit, our annual event to mark the first day of the legislative session, we’ve got more podcasts from our partner, the Marc Steiner Show, to share. The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the first day of the Maryland General Assembly session, from 7:30 […]... Read more »

Maryland fights prescription drug price-gouging; reader’s letter

Delmarva Now Susan Olson, Reader January 2, 2018 If you are taking prescription drugs, you have probably noticed a dramatic increase in prices. This is not necessarily because these drugs are more expensive to manufacture or distribute than they were just a few years ago. The price increases have to do with price-gouging, the unconscionable increase […]... Read more »

Public Forum on Medicaid in Maryland

Severna Park Voice January 4, 2018 Date: 01/25/2018 – 01/25/2018 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Annapolis Friends Meeting House Address: 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis Website: www.csgannapolis.org/medicaid In cooperation with Congressman John Sarbanes, the Maryland Citizen’s Health Initiative and Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis present a forum on Medicaid in Maryland. We know that Medicaid matters to you, and […]... Read more »

Poll: Prescription drug pricing legislation has support in Md. swing districts

The Daily Record  Tim Curtis December 28, 2017 A push to expand Maryland’s ability to control prescription drug prices released a poll Thursday that advocates said shows strong support for the effort in swing legislative districts. Voters in the 8th and 38th Districts indicated significant support for measures expected to be introduced in the state […]... Read more »

Howard L. Sollins: Md. hospitals’ community-based strategies

The Daily Record December 26, 2017 Every aspect of care in Maryland’s health care delivery system is influenced by the state Health Services Cost Review Commission’s (HSCRC) unique approach to hospital rate-setting for all payers, including Medicare and Medicaid. Physician services, long-term/post-acute care, health system affiliates that are not at a hospital, and other providers […]... Read more »

Enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland holds steady this year

The Baltimore Sun Meredith Cohn December 23, 2017 Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland of Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last year. About 150,000 Marylanders have signed up for insurance in 2018 under the law known as Obamacare, which provides coverage […]... Read more »

Marylanders Scrutinize Federal Tax Plan After it Passes Congress

WBAL Robert Lang & Tyler Waldman December 21, 2017 While President Donald Trump and other Republicans are claiming victory with the tax reform bill now on the president’s desk, the bill is getting its share of criticism in Maryland. Vinny DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, is calling on state lawmakers to restore […]... Read more »

Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today

The Baltimore Sun Meredith Cohn December 22, 2017 Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland on Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last year. About 150,000 Marylanders have signed up for insurance in 2018 under the law known as Obamacare, which provides coverage to those […]... Read more »

Maryland’s deadline to enroll in ACA health coverage nears

December 14, 2017

Herald-Mail Georgia Slater December 6, 2017 ANNAPOLIS — A series of “last chance” events are scheduled for this weekend to help Marylanders enroll in Affordable Care Act health care coverage for 2018 before the Dec 15. deadline. Free events are planned Dec. 8-10 at 18 locations throughout the state, including Hagerstown. At these events, trained […]... Read more »

Maryland health exchange extends deadline to enroll in Obamacare

The Baltimore Sun Meredith Cohn December 13, 2017 Marylanders seeking health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act will get an extra seven days to sign up, state officials plan to announce Wednesday. The new enrollment deadline is December 22 rather than Friday. The deadline was extended by a week to accommodate procrastinators and avoid […]... Read more »