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Harford executive, Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board say public input is crucial as it works to curb costs of medication

November 3, 2020

Maryland is the first state in the nation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board — a body charged with reviewing the rising cost of prescription drugs and making recommendations to the Maryland General Assembly on how they can be made more affordable — but input from consumers is crucial as board members and their supporters continue to visit communities around the state.... Read more »

What Happens in Md. if the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Affordable Care Act?

October 15, 2020

Following the 2017 attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act, the Maryland General Assembly created the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, "which is set up, basically, in the event the ACA was thrown out by the Congress at the time, [to address] how would Maryland respond," said state Sen. Brian J. Feldman (D-Montgomery).... Read more »

Marylanders Encouraged to Enroll in Health Insurance Program

June 24, 2020

Marylanders who still haven’t filed their state tax returns and need health insurance have less three weeks to do so.... Read more »

Statement About Governor Hogan’s Actions on Two Major Health Care Bills

May 7, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed a critical health care measure, SB 669/HB 1095, which would establish a dedicated funding source to support the work of the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board. He allowed another measure to go into effect without his signature: SB 872/HB 959, which enshrines key principles of the federal Affordable Care Act into Maryland law, a major step forward for the state.... Read more »

Md. Officials Celebrate ACA, Push Health Care Initiatives

March 27, 2020

When former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into legislation 10 years ago on March 23, it was one of the most monumental moments in U.S. history in terms of health care.... Read more »

Media Advisory

March 23, 2020

Maryland leaders celebrate historic gains in health care coverage through 10 years of the Affordable Care Act... Read more »

Media Release: MORE THAN 18,000 UNINSURED MARYLANDERS HAVE CHECKED THE BOX ON STATE TAX RETURNS TO SHARE INFORMATION FOR HEALTH COVERAGE

March 3, 2020

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MARYLAND HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE AND COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE OFF TO A PROMISING START ... Read more »

New Health Insurance Easy Enrollment Program

January 28, 2020

Vincent Demarco, The president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative explains how you can get involved with an easy enrollment program this tax season.... Read more »

Orioles Legend Eddie Murray Helps Kick Off Maryland’s Health Care Initiative

Baltimore Orioles legend Eddie Murray joined state and health care officials to encourage Marylanders to begin signing up for health insurance through state income taxes, kicking off the first such statewide program in the country.... Read more »

Maryland’s new prescription drug board meets for first time

January 14, 2020

A unique state board in Maryland that will investigate and work to bring down the cost of overly expensive prescription drugs is meeting for the first time Monday in Annapolis.... Read more »