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Creation of Prescription Affordability Board Up to Md. Senate

April 4, 2019

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 »

Maryland’s Healthcare for All Proposal

February 13, 2019

From Fox 45 News By Sean Sullivan February 13, 2019 (VIDEO) Struggling to protect the Affordable Care Act, some states are now proposing legislation to keep the individual mandate by relabeling it as a “healthcare down payment.” Vincent Demarco, from the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, joins Fox45 to talk about a proposal that will help […]... Read more »

While touting impact of Md. alcohol, tobacco taxes, advocates defer on increases

February 12, 2019

Increases in taxes on alcohol and tobacco in the last decade are driving down teen smoking and drinking and other adverse health effects, a new report finds.... Read more »

Urge Your Legislators To Support SB 759/HB 768 and SB 802/ HB 814

February 11, 2019

Please contact your legislators to support SB 759/HB 768 to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board and SB 802/ HB 814 to create a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

To Control Drug Prices, States May Have to Face Off Against Feds

February 1, 2019

Frustrated by federal inaction, state lawmakers in 41 states have proposed detailed plans to lower soaring prescription drug costs.... Read more »

Advocates Want Drug Board to Control Prescription Costs

January 29, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly will be reviewing legislation that would create a first-of-its-kind board to make high-cost prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders. ... Read more »