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Maryland Legislature addresses prescription drug cost

February 16, 2017

Maryland is now ground zero in the battle over curbing the cost of prescription medication, and the fight is also taking place over the air waves.... Read more »

Lawmakers target escalating drug prices

January 26, 2017

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. ... Read more »

Republican governors are backing tobacco taxes; how about Hogan?

June 26, 2015

The Republican governors and legislatures of Nevada, Kansas and Louisiana should inspire Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and our Democratic General Assembly to work together to save many lives from tobacco in our state as well enacting a dollar increase in the Maryland tobacco tax in 2016.... Read more »

Hogan must fund healthcare

April 17, 2015

The General Assembly has done its job. But now Governor Hogan must act to keep Maryland's health care progress going. We strongly urge the governor to use the funds allocated by the General Assembly for critical health care programs.... Read more »

Look who endorsed our Healthy Maryland Initiative 2015

January 14, 2015

Over 90 members of the Maryland General Assembly have endorsed our Healthy Maryland Initiative. Thank you all for your support! STATE SENATE   District 3 Ron Young (D)   District 10 Delores Kelley (D)   District 13 Guy Guzzone (D)    District 14 Karen Montgomery (D)   District 15 Brian Feldman (D)   District 16 Susan […]... Read more »

Look who endorsed our Healthy Maryland Initiative

May 29, 2014

Twenty-four members of the Maryland State Senate (a majority) and sixty-seven members of the House of Delegates (almost a majority) have already endorsed the Healthy Maryland Initiative life-saving proposal to increase the state tobacco tax by one dollar per pack to reduce smoking and fund critical health care and public health needs. Please contact the […]... Read more »

Coalition plans to pose question to Md. candidates: Is it time to raise the tobacco tax?

April 10, 2014

Washington Post By John Wagner,  Published: APRIL 09, 1:57 A coalition of health advocacy and anti-smoking groups launched a campaign in Maryland on Wednesday to make support for a $1 per pack increase in the state’s tobacco tax a major election issue this year for legislative candidates. The group, led by the Maryland Health Care for All […]... Read more »

Healthcare advocates push for cigarette tax hike

Today, health care advocates and community leaders sent letters to every candidate in the General Assembly to endorse a a $1 increase of tobacco taxes, bringing the tax to $3-a-pack. The letters described a media and grassroots campaign, including pictures of print ads, to rally Marylanders around the initiative.... Read more »

Two days after session ends, a push for higher tobacco taxes

  WBAL 1090AM April 9, 2014 Robert Lang Two days after the 2014 Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended, groups supporting an increase in the state’s cigarette tax are thinking about next year. Members of Maryland Health Care for All and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids held a news conference in Annapolis today […]... Read more »

Maryland Health Progress Act Passes Maryland House and Senate

March 27, 2013

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President, Vinny DeMarco comments, “We thank the Administration for continuing to push forward with legislation that will make sure we all have opportunities to provide coverage for our families. We cannot thank the Maryland General Assembly enough for moving forward with this life saving law. We appreciate our legislators in Annapolis for standing with Maryland's children, mothers, and fathers to pass this critical piece of legislation.”... Read more »