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House Measure Would Allow Board to Investigate High-Priced Drugs

March 28, 2019

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 »

House dems fight off GOP amendments on Rx bill

March 27, 2019

A final House vote on the legislation is expected Wednesday or Thursday.... Read more »

House panel drastically scales back Rx Bill

March 22, 2019

Maryland Matters March 22, 2019 Bruce Depuyt A bill to rein in prescription drug prices received a strong, bipartisan boost in the House Health and Government Operations Committee on Friday, with the measure’s supporters expressing cautious optimism that Maryland may have found a way to provide consumers relief from unrelenting sticker shock at the pharmacy […]... Read more »

2019 General Assembly Preview:

January 8, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative term. ... Read more »

Bipartisan Group of Local Officials Backing Prescription Drug Plan

January 2, 2019

A bipartisan coalition of local Maryland officials is getting behind another push to provide relief to consumers who depend on a wide range of medications.... Read more »

Lawyer, Activist Mike Pretl Dies

December 28, 2018

Michael A. Pretl, a lawyer and progressive activist who has been associated with several high-profile causes through the years, died on Christmas Day following a heart attack three days earlier. He was 76.... Read more »

New Ad Touts Public Health Success of Tobacco, Alcohol Taxes

December 19, 2018

The Maryland Healthcare for All Coalition is launching a video Wednesday demonstrating the success of alcohol and tobacco taxes to address public health issues in the state.... Read more »

Black Caucus Makes Prescription Drug Bill a Top Priority for 2019

December 17, 2018

“This will be a key priority in the upcoming session for the Legislative Black Caucus, and we will work hard to pass this critically important legislation. It’s crucial for all Marylanders, especially people of color, to have fair and affordable costs for the prescription drugs we need.”... Read more »

Md. Officials Vow to Fight for Affordable Care Act

December 16, 2018

Maryland backers of the Affordable Care Act reacted with anger and alarm to a court ruling striking down President Obama’s signature health law over the weekend.... 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 »