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States Rush to Rein In Prescription Costs, and Drug Companies Fight Back

August 20, 2018

In a lengthy dissent, Judge James A. Wynn Jr. said that Maryland should be able to protect the health and welfare of its citizens. The court, he said, was accepting the drug companies’ view that they were “constitutionally entitled to impose conscience-shocking price increases” on consumers.... Read more »

The Trump administration finds yet another way to attack Obamacare

August 3, 2018

Maryland leaders — both Democrats in the General Assembly and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration — sought to get ahead of this action... Read more »

Consumers call for additional Md. laws aimed at stabilizing ACA health insurance market

"... the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, also voiced support for a state-based individual mandate..."... Read more »

The sleeper issue in 2018: Obamacare

March 15, 2018

A health plan 'down payment' is one way states try retooling individual mandate. ... Read more »

Maryland, D.C. consider measures to stabilize state health exchanges

February 23, 2018

Washington Business Journal February 22, 2018 Tina Reed As the federal government continues to challenge the Affordable Care Act, Maryland and District officials are considering state-level rules to protect the affordability and viability of their public health insurance marketplaces. The dual campaigns join those in other states, including California and Connecticut, to draft laws that would preserve […]... Read more »

FACED WITH POTENTIAL INSURANCE CRISIS, MARYLAND WEIGHS NEW COVERAGE MANDATE

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 »

Maryland ponders ways to stabilize health insurance markets

February 22, 2018

A separate measure that received a hearing would create an individual health care mandate at the state level. ... Read more »

General Assembly weighs bill to require Marylanders to buy health insurance

Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, praised the idea of using the penalty to help pay for insurance. His group is pushing the bill.... Read more »

Maryland bill would impose individual health insurance mandates

Maryland lawmakers are considering their own version of the Affordable Care Act.... 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 »