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2019 General Assembly Preview:

January 8, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative term. ... Read more »

Pro: Making sure health insurance is affordable for everyone

The Health Insurance Down Payment Plan would allow uninsured Marylanders to purchase insurance, get the care they need and hold down costs for everybody in the insurance marketplace.... Read more »

Minimum wage, health care, top issues in 2019 legislature

January 3, 2019

Legislators will debate a variety of health care issues, including high prescription drug costs and whether to restore an individual mandate for health insurance. ... Read more »

ACA mandate gone, but a few states still require coverage

January 1, 2019

Backers argued the mandate was needed to spread risk widely among people both sick and healthy. And they pointed out the ACA had key protections built in for those with lower incomes, including subsidized insurance plans and an expansion of the Medicaid program.... 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 »

Here’s what health care advocacy orgs are targeting in the 2019 session

December 19, 2018

One of the top legislative priorities for 2019 among health care advocacy groups is increasing drug affordability and transparency.... Read more »

The ruling striking down Obamacare probably won’t stand, but Maryland shouldn’t take any chances

December 17, 2018

Many expect that a Texas judge’s ruling Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional will be overturned on appeal. But nutty things happen where the Affordable Care Act and the courts are concerned, so Maryland leaders would be well advised to prepare for the unexpected, illogical and downright foolish. ... Read more »

Md. Officials Vow to Fight for Affordable Care Act

December 16, 2018

Maryland backers of the Affordable Care Act reacted with anger and alarm to a court ruling striking down President Obama’s signature health law over the weekend.... Read more »

Statement: The Affordable Care Act Is Still Law of the Land Despite Texas v. Azar Decision to Strike It Down

December 15, 2018

Despite last night's misguided decision in Texas v. Azar, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. Today is the last day of open enrollment.... 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 »