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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 »

County executives push for prescription drug board

January 10, 2019

The leaders of Maryland’s biggest jurisdictions are backing a state bill that would possibly lower drug prices in Maryland.... Read more »

Pro: Making sure health insurance is affordable for everyone

January 8, 2019

The Health Insurance Down Payment Plan would allow uninsured Marylanders to purchase insurance, get the care they need and hold down costs for everybody in the insurance marketplace.... Read more »

Lawmakers redouble efforts to push health insurance down payment

November 20, 2018

“I strongly believe that the Health Insurance Down Payment Plan will be good for all Marylanders,” said Peña-Melnyk. ... Read more »

Health advocacy group sends supportive mailers in key senate races

October 25, 2018

Maryland Matters October 24, 2018 Danielle Gaines The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative is betting that public support for prescription drug affordability could boost the campaigns of three senators facing tough races for reelection. The organization — which has courted pledges of support for a prescription drug affordability board from over 130 candidates for state office […]... Read more »

Md. Senate committee considers complicated health care changes

February 21, 2018

Daily Record February 21, 2018 Tim Curtis ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers were still making changes to a bill designed to stabilize the individual health insurance market hours before a hearing Wednesday, demonstrating the complexity of finding a solution to federal health care changes. Late changes to a bill presented to the Senate Finance Committee allowed […]... Read more »

Winners and Losers of the General Assembly Session

May 9, 2017

Vinny DeMarco and the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative: It continues to be the model for mobilizing grass-roots support for progressive legislation in Annapolis. This year it helped enact a one-of-a-kind curb on prescription drug prices that should become a model for other states.... Read more »

With end of session flurry, lawmakers send almost 950 bills to Governor’s desk

Frederick News Post April 11, 2017 By Danielle Gaines ANNAPOLIS — As the General Assembly’s 2017 session wrapped up Monday, Maryland lawmakers were the first in the country to pass legislation in certain areas. On Monday morning, lawmakers became the first to pass a bill that prohibits price gouging for essential generic prescription drugs. It […]... Read more »