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Panel hears of Obamacare successes, perils in Maryland

August 3, 2017

A commission established to explore Maryland’s options to respond to a possible repeal of Obamacare heard an accounting of the program’s accomplishments in the state Tuesday as well as warnings about the effects of President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to dismantle it.... Read more »

Repealing Obamacare is dead. What’s next for Marylanders?

July 31, 2017

Next Tuesday, on August 1. a newly created commission, the Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, will meet in Annapolis to discuss the current state of Maryland's health care.... Read more »

Maryland advocacy group celebrates “Obamacare’s” continuing victory over “Trumpcare”

“We pledge to work to make the Affordable Care Act better. One of the ways we are doing that is through the Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission,” DeMarco said.... Read more »

Media event: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay

July 28, 2017

Today at Noon at the offices of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, 2600 St. Paul Street in Baltimore City, we will discuss the importance to Marylanders that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay and talk about next steps in Maryland to achieve our goal of quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders.... Read more »

Senate Swats Down GOP Health Care Bill Hours After Opening Debate

July 27, 2017

InsuranceNewsNet John Fritze July 26, 2017 July 26–Reviving their touch-and-go effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans narrowly agreed Tuesday to begin debate on an undefined health care bill that could change how millions of Americans obtain insurance. In a dramatic showdown that required Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie vote […]... Read more »

Statement of Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative on the apparent failure of the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act

July 18, 2017

We are thrilled that the Republican Congressional leadership’s shameful attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is apparently stalled for the foreseeable future. This is good news for the many millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders whose lives have been made immeasurably better by the ACA. We at the Maryland Health Care […]... Read more »

‘I’m scared to death’: Advocates, recipients fear for Medicaid’s future in Maryland

delmarvanow Jeremy Cox July 17, 2017 The symptoms came out of nowhere. Chris Sabas had been accepted at a seminary in Canada to become ordained in the Anglican Church when she began experiencing myriad neurological problems. The numbness, involuntary muscle movement and vertigo were so debilitating that the 43-year-old was forced to abandon her plans and move […]... Read more »

Maryland Sued Over New Pharmaceutical Price Gauging Law

July 11, 2017

CBS Baltimore Devin Bartolotta July 8, 2017 BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Drug companies are fighting back against a new price gouging law in Maryland that gives the attorney general power to sue for big price hikes. The companies are urging a judge to throw it out. The price gouging law was intended to help Maryland families, but drug […]... Read more »

Drug groups sue Maryland over Rx ‘price gouging’ law

Washington’s Top News Nick Lannelli July 7, 2017 WASHINGTON — A group representing manufacturers of generic prescription drugs filed a federal lawsuit against Maryland Thursday, trying to stop the state’s new “price gouging” law from taking effect. The Association for Accessible Medicines filed the suit in U.S. District Court, calling the measure “an unconstitutional overreach.” […]... Read more »

Drug trade group sues Maryland over first-in-the-nation price-gouging law

The Washington Post Ovetta Wiggins July 6, 2017 A generic-drug trade group is suing Maryland over a price-gouging law that is set to go into effect in October. In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday against state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) and Dennis Schrader, the secretary of the state Department of Health, the Association […]... Read more »