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Hoyer, Brown Join Democratic Push to Strengthen Affordable Care Act

June 16, 2019

The General Assembly approved a measure this year to help expand access to health care by allowing people who are eligible for free or low-cost coverage to begin the process of getting covered by checking two boxes on their state tax returns.... Read more »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation to Become Law

May 24, 2019

Maryland legislation to create the nation’s first Prescription Drug Affordability Board will become law, giving the state a tool to establish maximum costs for certain drugs purchased by state and local governments. Governor Larry Hogan announced today he would neither veto nor sign the measure, which means it will go into effect July 1st.... Read more »

Maryland makes more progress on Obamacare rates — but there’s more to do

May 13, 2019

For the second year in a row, Marylanders who rely on the Obamacare exchange to buy health insurance have a chance to pay lower rates. ... Read more »

Advocates for Rx Affordability Attempt to Nudge Hogan With Poll

May 8, 2019

A poll released Tuesday found that Maryland residents strongly support a measure approved by the General Assembly this session designed to rein in the price of prescription drugs.... Read more »

If the states don’t treat pharma as a utility, it may be ‘lights out’ for too many patients

April 29, 2019

Earlier this month, legislators voted to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has until the end of May to either support or veto the measure.... Read more »

Gov. Hogan has opportunity to improve health care in Md.

Governor Hogan has now been given yet another opportunity to improve health care in Maryland with two pieces of bipartisan landmark legislation that have landed on his desk for consideration.... Read more »

Vincent DeMarco: Two major steps for Md. health care

April 24, 2019

Maryland has a strong track record of being a leader in health care policy, and both bills passed this year establish first-of-a-kind public solutions to health care challenges. National experts are already touting our legislation as a model for other states to follow.... Read more »

6 key takeaways from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s New Hampshire event — a ‘must’ stop for presidential hopefuls

Hogan appeared to endorse a proposal from Maryland’s Democratic legislature to establish a board to study capping prescription costs for state and municipal employees.... Read more »

Vincent DeMarco Discusses Health Legislation with Prince George’s Community TV

April 17, 2019

Vincent DeMarco, with the Health Care For All Coalition, discusses legislation regarding prescription drugs & other health issues awaiting Gov. Larry Hogan's signature to become law.... Read more »

Maryland Passes Nation’s First Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation

Maryland General Assembly passed legislation that which would create the first state Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB) to address the costs of certain high-priced drugs in Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan has until May 31, 2019, to sign or veto the bill. ... Read more »