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Panel hears of Obamacare successes, perils in Maryland

August 3, 2017

A commission established to explore Maryland’s options to respond to a possible repeal of Obamacare heard an accounting of the program’s accomplishments in the state Tuesday as well as warnings about the effects of President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to dismantle it.... Read more »

How the drug industry blew it in MD

June 28, 2017

As Attorney General Frosh said, “The pharmaceutical companies are extremely powerful and they’re usually able to kill bills like this. But they weren’t able to this time because people are really feeling the pain, and because of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative’s excellent organizing skills.”... Read more »

Before price gouging law takes effect, advocates hunt for evidence to enforce it

June 5, 2017

The Maryland Citizens Health Initiative launched a website Sunday to collect examples of price increases that could potentially be used to build future cases against drug companies after the law takes effect in October.... Read more »

House passes health care bill, setting up harder fight in Senate

May 9, 2017

"We think the Trump-Ryan bill would be a disaster for millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders," said Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, ahead of the House vote.... Read more »

Maryland alcohol tax increase linked to drop in drunk driving crashes

March 27, 2017

"It's very very important that the public know that public health policies like this work," DeMarco said. ... Read more »

Stop drug price gouging

We urge the Senate to adopt Mr. Frosh's proposed amendments and the House to concur and send this bill — literally a matter of life and death for consumers — to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk.... Read more »

MD continues to lead on health policy

January 3, 2017

Earlier this week, Maryland finalized and had an important plan approved with the federal government to continue to make progress with our life-saving Medicaid program...... Read more »

Advocates suggest ways to cut health insurance costs

October 28, 2016

"We have to look at the cost drivers of health care," said Del. Susan W. Krebs, a Carroll County Republican, during a hearing on insurance rates... Read more »

MD CARE Act helps caregivers and patients

October 6, 2016

LifeBridge Health, for example, has started a pilot program, the Maryland Faith Health Network, which connects hospitals with churches, synagogues, temples and other faith organizations to improve their congregants' well-being.... Read more »

Advocacy group pushes for transparency

September 13, 2016

Baltimore Sun Erin Cox September 8, 2016 A coalition of Maryland health care advocates want to require drug companies to explain why medications cost so much and to empower the state’s attorney general to investigate pharmaceutical companies for allegations of price gouging. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative announced Thursday they will seek legislation next year […]... Read more »