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Prescription Drug Affordability Board advances in Maryland House

March 28, 2019

HB768 would establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board – the first in the nation — to establish upper limits on payment for high-cost medication with the aim of reducing costs.... Read more »

It’s Maryland’s chance to lead on drug prices

The House of Delegates voted 98-40 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would create a prescription drug affordability board, a body that would be empowered to evaluate the cost of particularly expensive medications, or those whose prices increase significantly.... Read more »

Lawmakers Express Support For Prescription Drug Board

March 7, 2019

“I don’t think there’s anybody here that wouldn’t want to vote for this bill,” Senate Finance Committee Chairwoman Delores Kelley assured witnesses at Wednesday’s hearing.... Read more »

Pugh, County Execs Take to the Airwaves to Promote Prescription Drug Affordability Board

Maryland Matters By: Josh Kurtz March 6, 2019 As lawmakers and advocates begin their big push this week for legislation that seeks to hold the line on rising prescription drug prices, they are being aided by Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) and the executives of Maryland’s seven largest counties. Pugh and the execs have each […]... Read more »

Here’s a way Maryland can stabilize Obamacare, despite federal sabotage

March 5, 2019

As the Trump administration has torn holes in the Affordable Care Act, Maryland and a handful of other states have repaired the policy fabric within their borders — and achieved stability in their individual health-care markets. With tangible success in hand, the state’s General Assembly should now double down.... Read more »

Two Maryland bills are the state’s latest attempt to rein in drug prices

The Washington Post By Arelis R. Hernández March 5, 2019 Stahis Panagides walked into his local pharmacy recently to pick up medicine his doctor had prescribed for his Parkinson’s disease. But when he saw the price tag, the 81-year-old from Bethesda, Md., left the pill bottle on the counter. “I am glad we have some of the […]... Read more »

Md. health insurance ‘down payment’ improvement over ACA mandate

February 20, 2019

Maryland policy makers are working in a bipartisan manner in the best interests of the citizens of Maryland. The most recent adjustment being proposed to protect Maryland patients is the creation of a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

Md. Board Proposes to Slash Prescription Drug Prices

February 14, 2019

Health care advocates, faith leaders and civil rights organizations showed their support for the prescription drug legislation last week at a press conference in Annapolis.... Read more »

Md. Lawmakers Pitch Health-Insurance Down Payment Plan

February 13, 2019

About 130,000 uninsured Marylanders could receive health insurance in the next two years, said two state lawmakers floating a health care proposal Wednesday in Annapolis.... Read more »

Health care advocates propose bill to create health insurance down payment

A coalition of health care advocates is backing a bill that creates a health insurance down payment plan.... Read more »