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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 »

Maryland Leads With Health Care Initiatives

April 11, 2019

On the final day of the 2019 Maryland General Assembly, history was made with the passage of two bills to establish the nation’s first Prescription Drug Affordability Board and creating easy access and enrollment for health insurance. ... Read more »

Pharma lobbyists flooded Maryland to block a drug-pricing bill. Opponents pushed back — and won

Drug pricing advocates considered it nothing short of a triumph this past Monday when, with an hour remaining before their 2019 session expired, lawmakers passed a first-of-its kind law to create a state board that could cap payments for ultra-expensive prescription drugs.... Read more »

Advocates Welcome Prescription Drug Board

April 10, 2019

Lawmakers this year approved legislation to create a state board to evaluate high-cost prescription drugs for state and local governments.... Read more »

A Pill the Senate Needs to Swallow

April 4, 2019

The legislation, designed to create a new oversight board that would address the high cost of prescription drugs, is only halfway through the General Assembly–it has not yet passed the Senate. The legislative session ends on April 8.... Read more »

Creation of Prescription Affordability Board Up to Md. Senate

With less than a week left before the 90-day Maryland General Assembly ends Monday, it’s up to the Senate whether to create an independent board to oversee the costs of prescription drugs.... Read more »

House Committee Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

April 2, 2019

The House Health and Government Operations Committee voted 20-3 to approve House Bill 768, sponsored by Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. It would address the high cost of prescription drugs by setting limits on how much the state and local governments pay for high-costs medications. ... Read more »

Prescription Drug Price Cap Bill Gets Approval From Maryland House

March 28, 2019

The Maryland House passed a measure to create a state board aimed at making prescription drugs more affordable on Wednesday. The measure now moves to the state Senate for consideration.... Read more »

House Measure Would Allow Board to Investigate High-Priced Drugs

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved legislation that would create a prescription drug affordability board with the power to set “upper payment limits” on high-priced medications.... Read more »

Maryland House of Delegates OKs bill to create a prescription drug price board for government employees

The Maryland House of Delegates approved Wednesday a bill that would create a state board to set limits on how much state and local governments pay for medicines for their employees and retirees.... Read more »