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Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a GOP stronghold, home to thousands who now have insurance thanks to Obamacare

September 5, 2017

"Obamacare sustained us, I guess you could say," Birckhead said. "I don't know what people are going to do if they lose their coverage..."... 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 »

‘I’m scared to death’: Advocates, recipients fear for Medicaid’s future in Maryland

July 18, 2017

delmarvanow Jeremy Cox July 17, 2017 The symptoms came out of nowhere. Chris Sabas had been accepted at a seminary in Canada to become ordained in the Anglican Church when she began experiencing myriad neurological problems. The numbness, involuntary muscle movement and vertigo were so debilitating that the 43-year-old was forced to abandon her plans and move […]... Read more »

At Baltimore town hall, defending Medicaid

May 17, 2017

WYPR May 16, 2017 Rachel Braye Several dozen people defended Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act Monday night at a town hall at the Greater Baltimore Urban League. Maryland congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes, both Democrats, listened as person after person shared personal health stories. One of these stories came from 63-year-old Dean Dodson. […]... Read more »

RSVP for Medicaid Townhall

May 9, 2017

On Monday, May 15 th at 5:30pm at the Greater Baltimore Urban League, 512 Orchard Street in Baltimore, Representatives Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes, health advocates and Marylanders that are concerned about potential draconian cuts to the life-saving Medicaid program will gather to discuss their stories, and ways we can move forward to protect the […]... Read more »

“Unconscionable” drug price spikes could soon be stopped in one state

CBS National April 11, 2017 Maryland would be the first state to empower the state’s attorney general to take action to stop pharmaceutical price gouging under a measure given final passage by lawmakers on Monday. The bill sent to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan would enable the attorney general to bring civil actions against manufacturers of off-patent […]... Read more »

Maryland Lawmakers Approve Bill To Fight Drug Price-Gouging

Reuters and Huffington Post April 10, 2017 Ian Simpson  Maryland lawmakers have passed a first-in-the-nation measure that lets the state attorney general sue generic drug makers that sharply raise prices in a move aimed at fighting what legislators call “price-gouging.” The bill overwhelmingly was approved by the Democratic-controlled legislature on Monday and hailed by Maryland […]... Read more »

MD continues to lead on health policy

January 3, 2017

Earlier this week, Maryland finalized and had an important plan approved with the federal government to continue to make progress with our life-saving Medicaid program...... Read more »

Maryland Medicaid Turns 50!

October 24, 2016

We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Medicaid program with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Horizon Foundation at the Park Heights JCC in Baltimore, MD on Thursday October 20, 2016. A special grant from the Consumer Health Foundation allowed us to produce a video with New Lens Media featuring […]... Read more »

MD sets healthcare example

May 5, 2016

We know that people who have access to quality health coverage are more secure, have better health outcomes and don't have to worry that one illness or injury will put them and their family in a downward spiral. ... Read more »