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Maryland’s deadline to enroll in ACA health coverage nears

December 6, 2017

DelMarVa Now Georgia Slater December 5, 2017 A series of “last chance” events are scheduled for this weekend to help Marylanders enroll in Affordable Care Act health care coverage for 2018 before the Dec 15. deadline. Free events are planned at 18 locations throughout the state Dec. 8-10. At these events, trained “navigators” will be […]... Read more »

How Hogan can save Obamacare in Maryland

November 30, 2017

It’s good policy and good politics. Governor Hogan, what’s not to like?... Read more »

Drug price gouging? It’s personal

November 15, 2017

Mighty Maryland shows the way for California and other states willing to stand up against gouging.... Read more »

Don’t let pharma take down a new Maryland price gouging law

September 11, 2017

Washington Post Jeremy A. Greene – Op-Ed September 8th 2017 Jeremy A. Greene is a professor of medicine and the history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the author of “Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine.” In May, Maryland became the first state to take action against the alarming trend […]... Read more »

Maryland health care advocates celebrate after repeal bill fails

July 31, 2017

"We are here with one simple message: The life-saving Affordable Care Act is here to stay," said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative.... Read more »

How the drug industry blew it in MD

June 28, 2017

As Attorney General Frosh said, “The pharmaceutical companies are extremely powerful and they’re usually able to kill bills like this. But they weren’t able to this time because people are really feeling the pain, and because of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative’s excellent organizing skills.”... Read more »

Costs too great in Senate healthcare bill

The bottom line is that the costs of the proposal — in both dollars and lives — would simply be too great to bear. Without health insurance or Medicaid, thousands upon thousands of Marylanders will have to cope with their health care needs on their own, including those suffering with drug addiction and mental health challenges.... Read more »

Landmark Law Fighting High Cost Of Prescription Drugs

June 12, 2017

A landmark law soon on the books in Maryland is fighting back against soaring prescription drug prices, becoming the first state in the country to make price gouging illegal.... Read more »

Hogan lets drug price-gouging bill, dozens others become law without signature

May 31, 2017

Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday he will not block a new law giving the Maryland attorney general's office authority to take generic drug makers to court to challenge allegedly excessive price increases.... Read more »

Hogan vetoes bill to ‘ban the box’ on college applications

Hogan on Friday also allowed dozens of bills to become law without his signature, including one that authorizes state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) to sue drug companies that dramatically increase the price of drugs... Read more »