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Health enrollment up 60 percent as deadline nears

January 22, 2016

"We have made tremendous progress over the last couple of years enrolling hundreds of thousands of Marylanders into the health care they need and now we are going to enroll many, many more," said Vincent DeMarco... Read more »

Media Advisory: Super Health Sunday

January 21, 2016

State Officials and Health Advocates Launch Super Health Sunday, Release Radio Ad featuring Orioles Superstar Adam Jones To Encourage Health Coverage Enrollment Baltimore, MD (January 19, 2015) – On Thursday, January 21st at 10am at the Perkins Square Baptist Church, 2500 Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore City, health care advocates and state officials will hold a […]... Read more »

Study ties MD alcohol tax increase to decline in gonorrhea cases

December 11, 2015

Baltimore Sun December 9, 2015 By Scott Dance Sexually transmitted diseases didn’t factor heavily into the debate when state lawmakers approved an increase in the sales tax on alcohol four years ago. But research published Wednesday suggests a surprising consequence to the levy: thousands of fewer cases of gonorrhea. Maryland recorded 7,400 cases of the […]... Read more »

Report says alcohol tax hike caused drop in sex disease rates

The study also estimated the decrease in gonorrhea rates led to a savings of more than $500,000 in medical expenses...... Read more »

Media Advisory

December 9, 2015

Alcohol Taxes Lead to Decrease in Gonorrhea in Maryland: New Study Shows Public Health Benefits of Maryland's 2011 Alcohol Sales Tax Increase... Read more »

Number of uninsured in Maryland, nation declines

September 17, 2015

Uninsured rate in Maryland drops to 7.9 percent.... Read more »

Just Released: US Census Data Shows Positive Impact of Affordable Care Act Across The Country

September 16, 2015

“We are seeing the lowest percentage of uninsured Americans in generations, and over 600,000 Marylanders alone have gained coverage they and their families so desperately required,” said Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative. ... Read more »

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

June 26, 2015

"Now that the outcome of King v. Burwell is clear, we must not forget the many thousands of Marylanders who still lack access to quality, affordable health insurance," DeMarco said.... Read more »

Maryland Reacts to Supreme Court upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies

"The rest of America can rest easy that their health care would not be undermined," DeMarco said. ... Read more »

Republican governors are backing tobacco taxes; how about Hogan?

The Republican governors and legislatures of Nevada, Kansas and Louisiana should inspire Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and our Democratic General Assembly to work together to save many lives from tobacco in our state as well enacting a dollar increase in the Maryland tobacco tax in 2016.... Read more »