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Harford executive, Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board say public input is crucial as it works to curb costs of medication

November 3, 2020

Maryland is the first state in the nation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board — a body charged with reviewing the rising cost of prescription drugs and making recommendations to the Maryland General Assembly on how they can be made more affordable — but input from consumers is crucial as board members and their supporters continue to visit communities around the state.... Read more »

Obamacare open enrollment begins amid pandemic, Supreme Court challenge

October 30, 2020

Maryland will open enrollment Sunday for health insurance plans created under the Affordable Care Act amid a rise in coronavirus cases and a looming Supreme Court challenge to the law. Demand is expected to be high as a result of the pandemic, which has infected more than 143,000 Marylanders and put tens of thousands out of work.... Read more »

What Happens in Md. if the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Affordable Care Act?

October 15, 2020

Following the 2017 attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act, the Maryland General Assembly created the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, "which is set up, basically, in the event the ACA was thrown out by the Congress at the time, [to address] how would Maryland respond," said state Sen. Brian J. Feldman (D-Montgomery).... Read more »

LTE: Prescription drug affordability push requires adequate resources

May 26, 2020

The Baltimore Sun May 26, 2020 By: Larry Zarzecki and Jessica Gorski EXCERPT: “We can no longer wait and hope that pharmaceutical corporations will do the right thing and price prescription drugs fairly. We urge Maryland legislators to override this veto in the next General Assembly session so that the Prescription Drug Affordability Board has […]... Read more »

Poll: Marylanders Oppose Hogan’s Drug Board Veto, Favor Special Session

62% of Marylanders believe Hogan should have signed the bill.... Read more »

LTE: Put Maryland back on path toward affordable prescription drugs

May 22, 2020

Governor Hogan’s veto of this legislation is disappointing, especially since the measure would not cost the state any money. ... Read more »

Leader of Md. health group predicts legislature will override veto of prescription drug board funding

May 20, 2020

Nobody testified against it in either House. Not even the administration, which is part of the reason that the veto is so baffling.... Read more »

Advocates Confident of Override on Drug Board Funding

May 19, 2020

Citing strong backing from the Democrats who control the General Assembly, health care advocates expressed confidence on Monday that the legislature will overturn Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s veto of one of their top priorities... Read more »

Media Release: MCHI Launches Digital Ad Campaign Against Governor’s Veto of Funding Bill for Prescription Drug Affordability Board

May 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2020 Contact: Vincent DeMarco, 410-591-9162 Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Launches Digital Ad Campaign Against Governor’s Veto of Funding Bill for Prescription Drug Affordability Board Veto Threatens Work of the Board and Aligns Governor with Pharmaceutical Industry Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative (MCHI) today launched a digital ad campaign to educate the […]... Read more »

MD Lawmakers Urged to Quash Veto of Nation’s First Drug-Pricing Board

May 12, 2020

"It is just completely baffling that Gov. Hogan would veto a bill which would pay back the state money and fund a really smart way to make prescription drugs more affordable," DeMarco said. "It seems he's taking the side of prescription-drug corporations against people who need their prescription drugs."... Read more »