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Urban Health Beat

February 19, 2020

Our Stephanie Klapper speaks with Marilyn Harris Davis and Dr. Garry Jennings of Urban Health Beat about the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program, defending and building on the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, and Prescription Drug Affordability.... Read more »

Marylanders Back Insurance Help for Small Business Workers

January 17, 2020

By a wide margin, Maryland voters support a proposal to help small business owners provide health coverage for their workers, according to a public opinion poll conducted in late December.... Read more »

Md. Activists Vow to Enshrine Obamacare Provisions Now Threatened by Courts

December 20, 2019

Maryland lawmakers will again consider legislation that requires insurance policies to cover pre-existing conditions. ... Read more »

Media Release: Statement on December 18 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on the Affordable Care Act

December 19, 2019

The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative is extremely disappointed in yesterday’s 5th Circuit federal court decision that puts at risk the life-saving Affordable Care Act ("ACA") which expanded health care coverage to millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of Marylanders. ... Read more »

Health Care Advocacy Group Marks 20th Anniversary

October 30, 2019

Hear Vinny DeMarco talk with WBAL reporter Robert Lang about open enrollment starting November 1, and about our organization's 20 year anniversary!... Read more »

Maryland Gov. Hogan signs bill to use tax return data to guide residents into health insurance

May 14, 2019

Proponents of the tax return question believe it could help at least 100,000 Marylanders enroll in no-cost or low-cost health insurance.... Read more »

Maryland legislature passes laws to make health insurance enrollment easier and create drug price board

April 15, 2019

Health coverage will be easier to secure for uninsured Marylanders and prescriptions could become cheaper for government workers under legislation passed by the General Assembly, which took up a slate of related measures before adjourning for the year.... Read more »

Urge Your Legislators To Support SB 759/HB 768 and SB 802/ HB 814

February 11, 2019

Please contact your legislators to support SB 759/HB 768 to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board and SB 802/ HB 814 to create a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

Ask Your Legislators to Cosponsor the Health Insurance Down Payment Plan!

February 4, 2019

Please contact your legislators and urge them to co-sponsor legislation to be introduced by Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk to create a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

The Importance of Affordable Health Care

January 17, 2019

We talked with Comcast Newsmakers about what Maryland can do to promote quality, affordable healthcare this legislative session. Check it out!... Read more »