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Urban Health Beat

February 19, 2020

Our Stephanie Klapper speaks with Marilyn Harris Davis and Dr. Garry Jennings of Urban Health Beat about the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program, defending and building on the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, and Prescription Drug Affordability.... Read more »

If Trump is serious about lowering prescription drug prices, here’s the bill he should support | READER COMMENTARY

February 18, 2020

On health care, sadly, Donald Trump has been mostly talk with no follow-up and bad actions such as undermining the ACA. We urge Marylanders and all Americans to demand that he and the Senate drop their partisan rancor and support bipartisan measures like HB 3 which can make health care more affordable for us all.... Read more »

County Executive Johnny Olszewski, U.S. Rep. Sarbanes to host forum on rising drug prices

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and U.S. Representative John Sarbanes, and Ebere Onukwugha, a member of the new Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board, will lead a Baltimore County community senior forum about rising drug costs. ... Read more »

Media Advisory: Baltimore County Executive to Host Community Senior Forum about Rising Drug Prices

February 11, 2020

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Ebere Onukwugha, a member of the new Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board, will lead a Baltimore County community senior forum about rising drug costs.... Read more »

Orioles Legend Eddie Murray Helps Kick Off Maryland’s Health Care Initiative

January 28, 2020

Baltimore Orioles legend Eddie Murray joined state and health care officials to encourage Marylanders to begin signing up for health insurance through state income taxes, kicking off the first such statewide program in the country.... Read more »

Prescription drug costs under review in Maryland

January 14, 2020

A new board that will investigate how to keep prescription drugs affordable in Maryland met for the first time Monday to discuss hiring staff members and finding an office.... Read more »

Maryland’s new prescription drug board meets for first time

A unique state board in Maryland that will investigate and work to bring down the cost of overly expensive prescription drugs is meeting for the first time Monday in Annapolis.... Read more »

Prescription Drug Affordability Panel Gets to Work

Members of a new prescription drug panel pledged on Monday to do a deep dive into the factors that cause consumers to experience sticker shock at the pharmacy counter.... Read more »

10 Issues for the 2020 General Assembly Session

January 9, 2020

Maryland has a new prescription drug affordability board … however the board must come up with a way to fund its own operations. The bill crafting a funding mechanism was originally expected in 2021, but the head of the panel said Monday he wants it done this year.... Read more »

Forum About Rising Drug Costs Jan. 6 In Ellicott City

The forum about rising drug costs will be the first of a series of events around the state.... Read more »