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Maryland legislature passes laws to make health insurance enrollment easier and create drug price board

April 15, 2019

Health coverage will be easier to secure for uninsured Marylanders and prescriptions could become cheaper for government workers under legislation passed by the General Assembly, which took up a slate of related measures before adjourning for the year.... 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 »

Faith Leaders Urge Creating Board to Review Drug Costs

February 14, 2019

Supporters of creating a state board in Maryland to review prescription-drug affordability are highlighting legislation in the state capital Faith leaders from across the state are scheduled to gather in Annapolis to support the bill with lawmakers... Read more »

New legislation aimed at lowering costs of prescription medicine

Clergy from all over the region are supporting new legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription medicine. The bill establishes an affordability board that will set payment rates.... Read more »

Supreme Court must right wrong striking down Md.’s drug price-gouging statute

January 15, 2019

The Supreme Court must restore the authority of Maryland and other states to address the health needs of their people. Nothing short of our constitutional order and public health depend on the Justices doing the right thing.... Read more »

Poll Shows Strong Support for Rx Drug Measure, Health Care Mandate, Clean Energy

A poll being released Wednesday – the kick-off of the 90-day General Assembly session – shows that voters back a measure to hold the line on the cost of prescription drugs; legislation to create a statewide health insurance mandate; and a bill to boost the state’s renewable energy goals.... Read more »

The Latest on the start of Maryland’s legislative session

January 9, 2019

Maryland's House speaker is expressing confidence lawmakers will approve legislation designed to make prescription drugs more affordable.... Read more »

Jealous Unveils Prescription Drug Plan; Frosh Vows to Defend State Law in Supreme Court

September 18, 2018

“Marylanders desperately need relief from sky-rocketing prescription drug costs,” he said.... Read more »

Ben Jealous releases plan aimed at curbing prescription drug costs

DeMarco also urged Jealous’ opponent, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, to support a drug affordability board.... Read more »

Marylanders in Obamacare individual market poised to see rate drop thanks to reinsurance

September 14, 2018

“We need to build on this success to stabilize premiums over the long term by passing two key pieces of legislation in 2019,” Klapper said.... Read more »