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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 »

Maryland Could Become First State To Cap Prescription Drug Costs

January 22, 2019

As prescription drug prices are on the rise, Maryland lawmakers are trying to address the costs a new way — by creating a state board that would set rates for certain prescription drugs.... Read more »

Md. needs a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

While the Democratic and Republican parties differ on many issues, there’s one thing that we should be able to agree on: People shouldn’t have to choose between paying bills and purchasing life-saving prescription medications.... Read more »

Come to Advocacy Day!

January 21, 2019

Register for Prescription Drug Affordability Advocacy Day! February 14th 8:30am-1pm in Annapolis.... Read more »

The Importance of Affordable Health Care

January 17, 2019

We talked with Comcast Newsmakers about what Maryland can do to promote quality, affordable healthcare this legislative session. Check it out!... Read more »

Poll Shows Strong Support for Rx Drug Measure, Health Care Mandate, Clean Energy

January 15, 2019

A poll being released Wednesday – the kick-off of the 90-day General Assembly session – shows that voters back a measure to hold the line on the cost of prescription drugs; legislation to create a statewide health insurance mandate; and a bill to boost the state’s renewable energy goals.... Read more »