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Maryland to fight pharmacist ‘gag rule’ on drug costs

January 9, 2018

If Maryland succeeds, it would mean that pharmacies would be allowed to inform customers they can pay less for a drug out of pocket than through their insurance. ... Read more »

Before Annapolis Summit, 3 more podcast episodes

January 4, 2018

The Daily Record  January 2, 2018 As we approach the 2018 Annapolis Summit, our annual event to mark the first day of the legislative session, we’ve got more podcasts from our partner, the Marc Steiner Show, to share. The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the first day of the Maryland General Assembly session, from 7:30 […]... Read more »

Poll: prescription drug pricing legislation has support in Md. swing districts

December 29, 2017

A push to expand Maryland’s ability to control prescription drug prices released a poll Thursday that advocates said shows strong support for the effort in swing legislative districts.... Read more »

Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today

December 22, 2017

Baltimore Sun/Capitol Gazette Meredith Cohn Dec 22, 2017 With open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act ending in a little over a week, here’s some things to keep in mind. Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland on Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last […]... Read more »

How blue states might save Obamacare’s markets

December 18, 2017

A state-level mandate "has been high on our list ever since the threat began to the Affordable Care Act in Washington," said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, a consumer advocacy group.... Read more »

Maryland’s deadline to enroll in ACA health coverage nears

December 14, 2017

Herald-Mail Georgia Slater December 6, 2017 ANNAPOLIS — A series of “last chance” events are scheduled for this weekend to help Marylanders enroll in Affordable Care Act health care coverage for 2018 before the Dec 15. deadline. Free events are planned Dec. 8-10 at 18 locations throughout the state, including Hagerstown. At these events, trained […]... Read more »

Maryland health exchange extends deadline to enroll in Obamacare

The Baltimore Sun Meredith Cohn December 13, 2017 Marylanders seeking health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act will get an extra seven days to sign up, state officials plan to announce Wednesday. The new enrollment deadline is December 22 rather than Friday. The deadline was extended by a week to accommodate procrastinators and avoid […]... Read more »

INDIVIDUAL HEALTHCARE MANDATE BEING CONSIDERED IN MARYLAND

December 7, 2017

The ACA Times  December 7, 2017 Robert Sheen While Republicans in Congress will be discussing whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in final tax reform legislation, the state of Maryland is considering implementing its own healthcare mandate for its state residents. Senate Republicans added repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate to the Senate’s […]... Read more »

Media Advisory

December 5, 2017

Press conference at 11am Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Annapolis office of MedChi, to announce a series of "Last Chance" events to help Marylanders enroll in health insurance during the weekend of Dec. 8-10.... Read more »

Van Hollen, Ruppersberger join citizens to discuss healthcare

November 27, 2017

“This is the fifth of our events across the state to highlight the benefits of Medicaid for Marylanders, “president of the advocacy group Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Vincent DeMarco said... Read more »