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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 »

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 »

Jealous Unveils Prescription Drug Plan; Frosh Vows to Defend State Law in Supreme Court

September 18, 2018

“Marylanders desperately need relief from sky-rocketing prescription drug costs,” he said.... Read more »


February 23, 2018

Maryland Matters February 22, 2018 By Bruce DePuyt Maryland’s individual health insurance market is in danger of collapse if government and industry don’t find ways to persuade younger, healthier people to purchase coverage, a legislative panel was told Wednesday. The culprit, according to industry leaders, is the decision late last year by Congress and President […]... Read more »