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Maryland health care advocates celebrate after repeal bill fails

July 31, 2017

"We are here with one simple message: The life-saving Affordable Care Act is here to stay," said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative.... Read more »

Bill would prepare Md. for changes to the ACA

March 2, 2017

Maryland Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation creating a panel to keep tabs on potential changes that Congress and the Trump administration may make to the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Maryland Legislature addresses prescription drug cost

February 16, 2017

Maryland is now ground zero in the battle over curbing the cost of prescription medication, and the fight is also taking place over the air waves.... Read more »

Proposals would address skyrocketing prescription drug prices

September 13, 2016

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 »

Maryland Faith Community Health Network brings patients, faith together

February 16, 2016

WBAL February 15, 2016 BALTIMORE —A new program aims to create more coordinated health care for Marylanders by getting faith communities involved. For decades, churches and faith communities have helped their congregations in times of need, especially when one is admitted to a hospital. But knowing that isn’t always easy. “This has been a tremendous […]... Read more »

December 17, 2014

WBAL Fox Baltimore Dec 16, 2014 Maryland’s Health Benefit Exchange has enrolled nearly 106,000 Marylanders for health coverage since November 15. This Thursday is the deadline for citizens to enroll in a health plan to be eligible for federal subsidies and to begin receiving coverage by January 1. Vinny DeMarco, who heads the Maryland Health […]... Read more »

Advocates urge increase of Maryland’s Tobacco Tax

April 10, 2014

"Cigarette smoking has dropped almost 32 percent -- almost double the national average -- (and) saved tens of thousands of lives. We need to build on that progress, and the money from the tobacco tax has been used to expand health care for hundreds of thousands of people. We need to build on that progress," said Vincent DeMarco, president of Health Care for All.... Read more »

Great news coverage thanks to Ravens Superstar Lardarius Webb and 211!

March 26, 2014

Check out some great articles and television clips from our radio ad launch with Lardarius Webb of the Baltimore Ravens!... Read more »

More letters going to MD small businesses about tax credits

October 10, 2013

Thanks to Maryland’s Comptroller Peter Franchot, about 5,000 more businesses in Anne Arundel County will be informed about new tax credits to help off-set their health care costs. The Comptroller’s office identified these businesses as potentially eligible for the tax credits based on their number of employees and reported average salary from previous tax filings. […]... Read more »

Comptroller notes tax credit with health care reform

July 23, 2013

WBAL TV Published 2:44 PM EDT Jul 19, 2013 Credit available to small businesses to help offset costs ANNAPOLIS, Md. —The comptroller of Maryland is calling attention to a tax credit available to small businesses to help offset costs relating to the federal health care overhaul. Comptroller Peter Franchot is participating in a pilot program to see […]... Read more »