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Posts from — February 2019

Md. health insurance ‘down payment’ improvement over ACA mandate

February 20, 2019

Maryland policy makers are working in a bipartisan manner in the best interests of the citizens of Maryland. The most recent adjustment being proposed to protect Maryland patients is the creation of a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

Faith Leaders Urge Creating Board to Review Drug Costs

February 14, 2019

Supporters of creating a state board in Maryland to review prescription-drug affordability are highlighting legislation in the state capital Faith leaders from across the state are scheduled to gather in Annapolis to support the bill with lawmakers... Read more »

Md. Board Proposes to Slash Prescription Drug Prices

Health care advocates, faith leaders and civil rights organizations showed their support for the prescription drug legislation last week at a press conference in Annapolis.... Read more »

New legislation aimed at lowering costs of prescription medicine

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 »

Supporters of prescription drug board to outline bill in Md.

Supporters of creating a state board in Maryland to review high-priced drugs will be outlining the legislation in the state capital.... Read more »

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Health Care Advocates Win Major Support from Faith Leaders for Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation... Read more »

State lawmakers consider using a penalty to coax more Marylanders into buying health insurance

February 13, 2019

Maryland could be “an exciting model” for other states. ... Read more »

Health groups back health insurance down payment insurance plan in MD

Supporters say it’s a creative way of trying to protect the federal Affordable Care Act in Maryland... Read more »

Health groups back downpayment insurance in Maryland

Cecil Daily February 13, 2019   ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Health organizations in Maryland are backing a proposal to create an individual health care mandate at the state level. Several groups and lawmakers will gather in Annapolis on Wednesday to endorse legislation in the Maryland General Assembly that would revive the mandate that was gutted at […]... Read more »

Maryland’s health care for all proposal

Fox 45 February 13, 2019 Struggling to protect the Affordable Care Act, some states are now proposing legislation to keep the individual mandate by relabeling it as a “healthcare down payment.” Vincent Demarco, from the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, joins Fox45 to talk about a proposal that will help people buy insurance.... Read more »