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Media Release: The Lower Drug Costs Now Act Takes Bold Action to Address the Skyrocketing Costs of Prescription Drugs in the US

September 24, 2019

Last week, House Democrats announced an ambitious plan to address the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs... Read more »

Volunteers Tapped to Set Policy for Reaching Uninsured

August 16, 2019

Starting next year, Marylander residents who lack health insurance can check a box on their state tax returns indicating they don’t have coverage. The state will then investigate to see if that individual qualifies for federal tax credits that could make private coverage free or very low cost.... Read more »

Check a Box for Free Health Care

June 6, 2019

Maryland will enroll people in health coverage, which could be free for many, via state tax returns.... Read more »

Maryland Gov. Hogan signs bill to use tax return data to guide residents into health insurance

May 14, 2019

Proponents of the tax return question believe it could help at least 100,000 Marylanders enroll in no-cost or low-cost health insurance.... Read more »

Press Release: Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program Will Help Thousands Obtain Coverage

May 13, 2019

Marylanders can now enroll in health insurance via their state income tax returns thanks to landmark health care bill.... Read more »

Media Advisory: Today Governor Hogan will sign the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program into law

May 10, 2019

Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program will let Marylanders enroll in health insurance via their state income tax returns... Read more »

Vincent DeMarco: Two major steps for Md. health care

April 24, 2019

Maryland has a strong track record of being a leader in health care policy, and both bills passed this year establish first-of-a-kind public solutions to health care challenges. National experts are already touting our legislation as a model for other states to follow.... Read more »

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 »