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Posts from — September 2017

Raskin warns the next stop for Cassidy-Graham bill could be the House

September 20, 2017

Washington Post Jenna Portnoy September 20, 2017 Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) and Montgomery County health-care advocates urged residents Tuesday night to fight efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act, as 10 miles away on Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans embraced a measure that would do just that. The event, billed as a public forum on […]... Read more »

Public Forums for Medicaid

September 19, 2017

We know that Medicaid matters to you, and we want to hear your stories! Please join us for an opportunity in your area to share how Medicaid has impacted you and your family.... Read more »

Drug industry on tenterhooks as Maryland price-gouging law nears

September 18, 2017

Reuters September 15, 2017 Deena Beasley (Reuters) – As U.S. consumer outrage grows over prescription drug prices, state authorities and patient advocates in Maryland are preparing to enforce the nation’s first law designed to punish drugmaker price-gouging. The state Attorney General’s office said it will field complaints and investigate “unconscionable increases” in essential generic medicines […]... Read more »

Don’t let pharma take down a new Maryland price gouging law

September 11, 2017

Washington Post Jeremy A. Greene – Op-Ed September 8th 2017 Jeremy A. Greene is a professor of medicine and the history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the author of “Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine.” In May, Maryland became the first state to take action against the alarming trend […]... Read more »

Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a GOP stronghold, home to thousands who now have insurance thanks to Obamacare

September 5, 2017

"Obamacare sustained us, I guess you could say," Birckhead said. "I don't know what people are going to do if they lose their coverage..."... Read more »