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Hogan Veto of Drug Board Funding Bill Baffles Advocates

May 9, 2020

The architects of the state’s fledgling Prescription Drug Affordability Board are urging the General Assembly to override Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s veto of a measure to fund the panel’s operations.... Read more »

Statement About Governor Hogan’s Actions on Two Major Health Care Bills

May 7, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed a critical health care measure, SB 669/HB 1095, which would establish a dedicated funding source to support the work of the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board. He allowed another measure to go into effect without his signature: SB 872/HB 959, which enshrines key principles of the federal Affordable Care Act into Maryland law, a major step forward for the state.... Read more »

Md. Officials Celebrate ACA, Push Health Care Initiatives

March 27, 2020

When former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into legislation 10 years ago on March 23, it was one of the most monumental moments in U.S. history in terms of health care.... Read more »

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 »

(POSTPONED) Come to a Listening Session on Prescription Drug Affordability

Learn about Maryland's new Prescription Drug Affordability Board and share your thoughts on how to make medications more affordable.... 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 »