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Share your story about prescription drug price gouging

June 5, 2017

Thanks to a law passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2017, Attorney General Brian Frosh can take action against pharmaceutical corporations who manufacture generic or off-patent drugs if they raise the price of the drug without justification and in a way that makes it hard for people using the drug to afford it. Are […]... Read more »

Do the Opposite

May 9, 2017

This post was originally shared on Community Catalyst’s Health Policy Hub about the work of the Maryland Faith Health Network on April 24, 2017. Doing the Opposite Guest Blogger, Andi Mullin and Stephanie Klapper During this tumultuous time in our country’s history, when the President of the United States is sowing division and fear by […]... Read more »

RSVP for Medicaid Townhall

On Monday, May 15 th at 5:30pm at the Greater Baltimore Urban League, 512 Orchard Street in Baltimore, Representatives Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes, health advocates and Marylanders that are concerned about potential draconian cuts to the life-saving Medicaid program will gather to discuss their stories, and ways we can move forward to protect the […]... Read more »

Call on Governor Hogan to sign the prescription drug price gouging bill

April 4, 2017

We must not let the prescription drug corporations weaken the bill!... Read more »

MD Legislative Black Caucus supports Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative

January 17, 2017

  At a recent rally, the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus endorsed our Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative! We are thrilled to announce their support and appreciate their outstanding leadership on this critical issue. Click here to learn more about the Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative.... Read more »

Give Thanks! Giving Tuesday

November 23, 2016

We are thankful for the incredible spport from our coalition partners across the state who are leading daring and innovative initiatives to improve access to quality, affordable health care in their communities. Working together, we have helped over 300,000 Marylanders get the health care they need. Together we are working to secure the future of […]... Read more »

Fed up with high drug prices?

Prescription drugs account for one of the fastest-growing segments of health spending in the U.S. Nationally, we’ve seen figures that indicate spending on high-cost drugs alone is expected to more than quadruple from $87 billion dollars in 2012 to $400 billion in 2020. To achieve our goal to ensure that all Marylanders have access to […]... Read more »

2016 Forums about Maryland’s New Health Care System

August 4, 2016

We partnered with AARP Maryland, Maryland Hospital Association, Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches, Young Invincibles, and 1199 SEIU Health Workers East to host a series of forums across Maryland in 2016. See below for materials from the 2016 forums. An archive of materials from the first series of forums about Health System Transformation in 2015 is available here. […]... Read more »

Hearing Scheduled in Annapolis

February 1, 2016

Our House Healthy Maryland Initiative Bill, HB 71 sponsored by Delegates Eric Luedtke and Barbara Frush, will be heard before the House Ways and Means Committee at 1pm (or sometime thereafter) on Wednesday, February 17. Would you like to testify in support of this life-saving proposal to reduce tobacco consumption and fund critical public health programs? […]... Read more »

Read the latest report on the impact of our work!

December 9, 2015

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published a study on the impact of Maryland’s alcohol sales tax increase that directly resulted from our work with the Lorraine Sheehan Coalition of public health, substance abuse, mental health and developmental disabilities advocates across the state to raise funds for important public programs. (Click here to view campaign […]... Read more »