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Maryland panel to monitor health-care overhaul efforts meets for first time

August 3, 2017

Washington Post August 2, 2017 Fenit Nirappil A Maryland state panel established by lawmakers to monitor and respond to Republican attempts to overhaul the health-care system met for the first time Tuesday, hearing testimony about the effects that legislation in Congress would have locally. The Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, co-chaired by Sen. Brian […]... Read more »

Hogan vetoes bill to ‘ban the box’ on college applications

May 31, 2017

Hogan on Friday also allowed dozens of bills to become law without his signature, including one that authorizes state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) to sue drug companies that dramatically increase the price of drugs... Read more »

Maryland on-track to give attorney general power to sue for drug price-gouging

May 9, 2017

Washington Post April 10, 2017 Ovetta Wiggins and Josh Hicks Maryland could become the first state to give its attorney general the power to take legal action against drug companies that dramatically increase the price of off-patent or generic drugs under a measure that is moving through the General Assembly. Attorney General Brian E. Frosh […]... Read more »

Health care advocates push MD to address prescription drug prices

September 13, 2016

“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 »

Maryland health group highlighting drug affordability needs

September 12, 2016

The coalition plans to push for legislation on the three initiatives in Maryland’s next legislative session.... Read more »

MD’s cigarette tax is saving lives

January 5, 2015

If Mr. Hogan intends to cut taxes, as he has promised, the tobacco tax is one he’d be well advised to leave intact.... Read more »

Taxes with benefits in Maryland

October 16, 2014

The 2007 cigarette tax increase caused a 29 percent drop in teen smoking in our state and will save more than 30,000 Marylanders from early, preventable tobacco-related deaths.... Read more »

Maryland should build on the success of its health-care exchange

April 21, 2014

Washington Post Letter to the Editor April 17, 2014 It was disappointing that Robert McCartney’s April 13 Metro column, “Brown takes credit in making Md. ‘national leader’ in health care? What gall!,” made no mention of the fact thatapproximately 300,000 Marylanders have enrolled in health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act — significantly exceeding the state’s goal of […]... Read more »

Great op-ed in the Washington Post

"As Maryland weighs another tobacco tax increase, it can look to the success of its last one."... Read more »

Coalition plans to pose question to Md. candidates: Is it time to raise the tobacco tax?

April 10, 2014

Washington Post By John Wagner,  Published: APRIL 09, 1:57 A coalition of health advocacy and anti-smoking groups launched a campaign in Maryland on Wednesday to make support for a $1 per pack increase in the state’s tobacco tax a major election issue this year for legislative candidates. The group, led by the Maryland Health Care for All […]... Read more »