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Marylanders standing to benefit from health reform law know least about it, survey says

November 19, 2012

Those numbers suggest there is significant room for improvement in educating the public about the law before it fully goes into effect January 2014.... Read more »

MD Health group proposes another cigarette tax hike

November 15, 2012

Smokers in Maryland could have to pay more to light up. The health group, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative based out of Baltimore is proposing a $1 tax hike on cigarette sales. ... Read more »

Health advocates want to increase cigarette tax

The same group that successfully pushed to double the state's cigarette tax in 2007 wants the General Assembly to add another dollar per pack next session. ... Read more »

Coalition starts campaign on increasing state’s tobacco tax

...calling for the increase in the state’s tobacco tax by a dollar to reduce teen smoking and fund public health care programs.... Read more »

Health group proposes another $1 cigarette tax hike

“In 2007, the money that was raised help to fund a major health care expansion program for over a 100,000 people in Maryland,” DeMarco said. “It was really successful and we want to replicate that success of 2007.”... Read more »

Media Advisory

November 12, 2012

On November 14, 2012 at 11am on Lawyers’ Mall in front of the State House in Annapolis, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will join local government, student, teacher and faith leaders to call for a dollar increase in the state tobacco tax to reduce teen smoking and fund health care and public health needs. ... Read more »

Radio ad launched to celebrate affirmation of Affordable Care Act

November 8, 2012

“By re-electing President Obama on November 6 the American people reaffirmed the Affordable Care Act,” said Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition.... Read more »

Maryland remains ahead in implementing health care reforms

November 5, 2012

Maryland is better prepared than most states to implement the reforms, said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Baltimore-based nonprofit Health Care for All.... Read more »

Health care reforms must continue

October 3, 2012

While Maryland leads the nation in implementing innovative policies to expand access to care, there is still much work to be done and policy decisions to be made. The ultimate success of the endeavors outlined by Dr. Sharfstein will be in the hands of consumers...... Read more »

If GOP repeals ‘Obamacare’ what happens to patients in Maryland?

September 24, 2012

The state has gained an edge by working on the exchange quickly, said Matthew Celentano, deputy director of the Maryland Citizen’s Health Initiative. ... Read more »