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County Executive Gardner One of Several Local Officials Supporting Prescription Drug Affordability Board

January 4, 2019

It would establish fair and affordable drug prices for Marylanders.... Read more »

Md. county executives back drug affordability measure

January 3, 2019

All of Maryland’s county executives Thursday endorsed a proposal to rein in prescription drug prices by creating a drug affordability board in Maryland.... Read more »

Howard County Executive Ball advocates bill to create state prescription drug panel

“Prescription drug prices are hurting people across Howard County and we need to stand up and speak up to help all Marylanders afford their medications."... Read more »

Video of Press Event: Local Leaders Endorse Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation

Missed the event? Check out the recording of the live stream!... Read more »

Bipartisan Group of Local Officials Backing Prescription Drug Plan

January 2, 2019

A bipartisan coalition of local Maryland officials is getting behind another push to provide relief to consumers who depend on a wide range of medications.... Read more »

Media Advisory: Local Leaders Endorse Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation

Executives from five local jurisdictions join in call for board to establish fair and affordable drug costs for Marylanders... Read more »

Women, blacks, veterans: Maryland caucus leaders set goals for Maryland’s 2019 General Assembly session

December 31, 2018

Health care, immigration, education and criminal justice will remain the Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus' primary focuses in 2019. In addition to working to maintain the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the group will push for an individual mandate down payment bill.... Read more »

Md. lawmakers to weigh mandate, drug prices in 2019

December 9, 2018

Maryland legislators in the 2019 General Assembly session will consider several measures aimed at reducing health care costs and protecting the Affordable Care Act in Maryland... Read more »

State legislators call for health insurance down payment plan

November 21, 2018

“When more people enroll in coverage, the costs come down for everyone,” said Peña-Melnyk, D-Prince George’s and Anne Arundel. “More young and healthy people in the individual market means that risk levels are better and premiums are lower. Fewer uninsured means lower uncompensated costs in hospital emergency rooms, which means fewer of those costs get passed on to the rest of us.”... Read more »

Legislators to try for Maryland insurance mandate again next year

Maryland lawmakers plan to introduce legislation again next year that would create a state-level individual mandate, a potential long-term fix for Maryland’s individual insurance market. Under the proposal, funds raised by the individual mandate, a tax on people without health insurance, would be used to help people purchase health insurance, reduce premiums and pay for administrative costs.... Read more »