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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 »

Md. health officials call for drug affordability legislation

February 16, 2017

About 300 generic drugs’ prices more than doubled from 2010 to 2015, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Moreover, the report found that the “price increases generally persisted for at least one year” after the initial hike.... Read more »

Advocates suggest ways to cut health insurance costs

October 28, 2016

"We have to look at the cost drivers of health care," said Del. Susan W. Krebs, a Carroll County Republican, during a hearing on insurance rates... Read more »

MD health group attacks high costs of prescription drugs

September 28, 2016

With EpiPens and other prescription drugs rising in cost, families who desperately need them but do not have health insurance are bearing a huge financial burden, according to community advocates.... Read more »

Coping with the skyrocketing costs of EpiPens

September 23, 2016

WJZ News CBS Devin Bartolotta September 22, 2016 There is renewed outrage over the astronomical cost of life-saving prescription drugs, one day after EpiPen’s maker, Mylan, had a heated face-to-face discussion with Congress over its prices. Mylan isn’t the first to stand in front of government officials and defend their through-the-roof prices, but some are […]... Read more »

Advocacy group pushes for transparency

September 13, 2016

Baltimore Sun Erin Cox September 8, 2016 A coalition of Maryland health care advocates want to require drug companies to explain why medications cost so much and to empower the state’s attorney general to investigate pharmaceutical companies for allegations of price gouging. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative announced Thursday they will seek legislation next year […]... Read more »

Proposals would address skyrocketing prescription drug prices

The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative wants to make drug companies disclose how they come up with prices and give the state attorney general the authority to go after price gouging.... Read more »

Health care advocates push MD to address prescription drug prices

“We think they are fair, reasonable proposals that can make prescription drugs more affordable. It’s good policy and good politics,” said Vincent DeMarco... Read more »

Media Advisory: New Poll Shows MDers Very Strongly Support Measures to improve Prescription Drug Affordability

September 8, 2016

“As we turn our attention to making sure health care is affordable, we will focus our attention on addressing the sky rocketing prices of prescription drugs." ... Read more »

MD sets healthcare example

May 5, 2016

We know that people who have access to quality health coverage are more secure, have better health outcomes and don't have to worry that one illness or injury will put them and their family in a downward spiral. ... Read more »