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Maryland’s year of health care

April 10, 2018

Health care advocates sought to follow up on last year’s anti-price gouging bill for generic prescription drugs with one that would regulate prices for name-brand drugs...Given the outsized role drugs play in health care costs, we urge the Senate to make it a priority.... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers set to do what Congress can’t: protect Obamacare with tax on insurers

March 28, 2018

Maryland’s Republican governor and Democratic legislature have forged a striking bipartisan proposal to accomplish what Washington has failed to do: stabilize Obamacare.... Read more »

Maryland’s ingenious plan to fix Obamacare

March 23, 2018

Maryland can show other states how to make the Obamacare system work. It should embrace the opportunity.... 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 »

With Obama’s federal mandate disappearing, Md. Democrats push ‘down payment’ plan

January 10, 2018

Proponents of the plan said they’re hopeful that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will support it, noting he was one of 10 Republican governors who signed a letter to Congress last year opposing GOP plans to eliminate the federal insurance mandate.... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers introduce replacement for Obamacare individual mandate

January 9, 2018

Washington Examiner Kimberly Leonard January 9, 2018 Maryland lawmakers have introduced a plan to replace Obamacare’s individual mandate, the provision gutted by Republicans in Congress last month that obligated people buy health insurance or pay a fine. The proposal in Maryland is being described as a “down payment plan” that would give people the option […]... 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 »

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 advocacy group celebrates “Obamacare’s” continuing victory over “Trumpcare”

July 31, 2017

“We pledge to work to make the Affordable Care Act better. One of the ways we are doing that is through the Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission,” DeMarco said.... Read more »

Overhaul of health law faces criticism from both sides in Maryland

March 8, 2017

Health care advocates and Democratic lawmakers in Maryland called a newly released GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act a threat to coverage for more than 400,000 state residents, while top Republicans, including Gov. Larry Hogan, argued that the law must be changed to preserve access to health insurance.... Read more »