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Posts from — January 2019

Video addresses alcohol, tobacco tax success

January 10, 2019

The Maryland Healthcare for All Coalition has released a video demonstrating the success of alcohol and tobacco taxes to address public health issues and save lives.... Read more »

County executives push for prescription drug board

The leaders of Maryland’s biggest jurisdictions are backing a state bill that would possibly lower drug prices in Maryland.... Read more »

Sports Betting, Schools, Roads: What To Expect From Maryland’s 2019 General Assembly Session

January 9, 2019

Montgomery County Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk will be proposing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board Act.... Read more »

Health Care, Education, Big Issues for Maryland Lawmakers

Leading Maryland lawmakers expressed strong support for making prescription drugs more affordable.... Read more »

General Assembly 2019: What needs to happen this year and what can wait

Maryland had great success last year in shoring up its Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, which saw substantial decreases in premiums for 2019 and, consequently, an increase in enrollment at a time when other states experienced sharp drops. But the work isn’t done. ... Read more »

The Latest on the start of Maryland’s legislative session

Maryland's House speaker is expressing confidence lawmakers will approve legislation designed to make prescription drugs more affordable.... Read more »

Maryland County Executives Back Drug Affordability Board

January 8, 2019

Maryland lawmakers are taking action to manage prescription drug prices and gouging, by working to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board in the state.... Read more »

2019 General Assembly Preview:

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative term. ... Read more »

Maryland Lawmakers Push Affordable Prescription Drug Bill

Maryland lawmakers say prescription drug prices are far too high for many people. Now, some lawmakers are calling it a "life or death" issue. With the 2019 legislative session kicking off on Wednesday, a new bill is in the works to possibly change that.... Read more »

Pro: Making sure health insurance is affordable for everyone

The Health Insurance Down Payment Plan would allow uninsured Marylanders to purchase insurance, get the care they need and hold down costs for everybody in the insurance marketplace.... Read more »