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Doctor: high drug pricing kills patients

June 4, 2018

She was a victim of inexplicably high drug prices that are intentionally set by pharmaceutical corporations to turn the greatest profit.... Read more »

Maryland’s year of health care

April 10, 2018

Health care advocates sought to follow up on last year’s anti-price gouging bill for generic prescription drugs with one that would regulate prices for name-brand drugs...Given the outsized role drugs play in health care costs, we urge the Senate to make it a priority.... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers set to do what Congress can’t: protect Obamacare with tax on insurers

March 28, 2018

Maryland’s Republican governor and Democratic legislature have forged a striking bipartisan proposal to accomplish what Washington has failed to do: stabilize Obamacare.... Read more »

The sleeper issue in 2018: Obamacare

March 15, 2018

A health plan 'down payment' is one way states try retooling individual mandate. ... Read more »

General Assembly weighs bill to require Marylanders to buy health insurance

February 22, 2018

Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, praised the idea of using the penalty to help pay for insurance. His group is pushing the bill.... Read more »

Trump’s latest effort to undermine the ACA makes Maryland action all the more crucial

February 21, 2018

Fortunately, Maryland can take matters into its own hands, and health policy experts have proposed an ingenious way to do it.... Read more »

Advocates push new state-level insurance mandate

January 10, 2018

The idea came out of a commission the Democrat-dominated legislature created last year to study the effects of changes to the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today

December 22, 2017

Baltimore Sun/Capitol Gazette Meredith Cohn Dec 22, 2017 With open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act ending in a little over a week, here’s some things to keep in mind. 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 […]... Read more »

How Hogan can save Obamacare in Maryland

November 30, 2017

It’s good policy and good politics. Governor Hogan, what’s not to like?... Read more »

Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a GOP stronghold, home to thousands who now have insurance thanks to Obamacare

September 5, 2017

"Obamacare sustained us, I guess you could say," Birckhead said. "I don't know what people are going to do if they lose their coverage..."... Read more »