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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 »

With Obama’s federal mandate disappearing, Md. Democrats push ‘down payment’ plan

Proponents of the plan said they’re hopeful that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will support it, noting he was one of 10 Republican governors who signed a letter to Congress last year opposing GOP plans to eliminate the federal insurance mandate.... Read more »

Maryland is already coming up with creative solutions for the Republican tax bill

January 9, 2018

Think Progress Amanda Michelle Gomez January 9, 2018 More people in Maryland are insured now than before the Affordable Care Act. Residents without insurance fell from 11.3 percent in 2010 to 6.1 percent in 2016. Still, there are thousands without insurance– many of whom qualify for federal assistance. Maryland consumer advocates fear federal action thus […]... Read more »

Hogan lets drug price-gouging bill, dozens others become law without signature

May 31, 2017

Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday he will not block a new law giving the Maryland attorney general's office authority to take generic drug makers to court to challenge allegedly excessive price increases.... Read more »

Hogan vetoes bill to ‘ban the box’ on college applications

Hogan on Friday also allowed dozens of bills to become law without his signature, including one that authorizes state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) to sue drug companies that dramatically increase the price of drugs... Read more »

Hogan allows drug price-gouging bill to become law

Gov. Larry Hogan will allow to become law a measure that gives the state attorney general the power to sue generic drug manufacturers over price gouging... Read more »

What is Hogan waiting for?

May 9, 2017

Maryland would be the first state have such a law if Gov. Larry Hogan signs the Frosh bill – or even if he allows the bill to become law without his signature.... Read more »

“Unconscionable” drug price spikes could soon be stopped in one state

CBS National April 11, 2017 Maryland would be the first state to empower the state’s attorney general to take action to stop pharmaceutical price gouging under a measure given final passage by lawmakers on Monday. The bill sent to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan would enable the attorney general to bring civil actions against manufacturers of off-patent […]... Read more »

Maryland Lawmakers Approve Bill To Fight Drug Price-Gouging

Reuters and Huffington Post April 10, 2017 Ian Simpson  Maryland lawmakers have passed a first-in-the-nation measure that lets the state attorney general sue generic drug makers that sharply raise prices in a move aimed at fighting what legislators call “price-gouging.” The bill overwhelmingly was approved by the Democratic-controlled legislature on Monday and hailed by Maryland […]... Read more »

Bills Head To Governor’s Desk, Following General Assembly Session

WJZ Baltimore April 10, 2017 Pat Warren BALTIMORE (WJZ) — This year’s 90-day session of the Maryland General Assembly has officially concluded. On Monday, lawmakers were making the final push for bills to become laws. The General Assembly considered 2,800 bills this session, and Monday night, they were going through the last of them. There […]... Read more »