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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 »

Maryland legislature passes laws to make health insurance enrollment easier and create drug price board

April 15, 2019

Health coverage will be easier to secure for uninsured Marylanders and prescriptions could become cheaper for government workers under legislation passed by the General Assembly, which took up a slate of related measures before adjourning for the year.... Read more »

Maryland Leads With Health Care Initiatives

April 11, 2019

On the final day of the 2019 Maryland General Assembly, history was made with the passage of two bills to establish the nation’s first Prescription Drug Affordability Board and creating easy access and enrollment for health insurance. ... Read more »

Pharma lobbyists flooded Maryland to block a drug-pricing bill. Opponents pushed back — and won

Drug pricing advocates considered it nothing short of a triumph this past Monday when, with an hour remaining before their 2019 session expired, lawmakers passed a first-of-its kind law to create a state board that could cap payments for ultra-expensive prescription drugs.... Read more »

Advocates Welcome Prescription Drug Board

April 10, 2019

Lawmakers this year approved legislation to create a state board to evaluate high-cost prescription drugs for state and local governments.... Read more »

Media Advisory

April 9, 2019

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative (MCHI) today offered congratulations to the Maryland General Assembly for passing two pieces of landmark legislation to improve health care in the state.... Read more »

Clock ticking on lower prescription drug prices

April 4, 2019

It’s time for the General Assembly to stand with the people — those across the state who simply can’t afford to pay more for their medications — to make prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders.... Read more »

Capping Prescription Payouts

Advocates in the General Assembly are pushing to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Hear from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Gerard Anderson, who directs the Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management... Read more »

A Pill the Senate Needs to Swallow

The legislation, designed to create a new oversight board that would address the high cost of prescription drugs, is only halfway through the General Assembly–it has not yet passed the Senate. The legislative session ends on April 8.... Read more »