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Legislation could bring prescription drug affordability board to Maryland

March 26, 2019

"We need to start somewhere dealing with exorbitant prescription drug costs. Other countries pay a lot less for prescription drugs, the same drugs Americans use," said DeMarco.... Read more »

New legislation aimed at lowering costs of prescription medicine

February 14, 2019

Clergy from all over the region are supporting new legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription medicine. The bill establishes an affordability board that will set payment rates.... Read more »

County executives endorse legislation to regulate prescription drug costs

January 3, 2019

A large bipartisan group of county executives converged Thursday to support state legislation designed to regulate, stabilize and reduce the high cost of prescription medicine.... Read more »

Maryland bill would impose individual health insurance mandates

February 22, 2018

Maryland lawmakers are considering their own version of the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

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 »