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Posts from — June 2019

Prescription drug board, other laws, take effect in Maryland

June 30, 2019

The law is a step toward creating an independent board with the authority to evaluate expensive drugs and recommend methods for addressing high costs.... Read more »

New laws take effect in Virginia, Maryland and the District

June 29, 2019

As of Monday, Maryland will become the first state in the country to create an oversight board charged with lowering prescription drug costs.... Read more »

Maryland Creates Prescription Drug Affordability Board for Setting Price Caps

June 22, 2019

The federal government has taken an acute interest in pharmaceutical drug pricing, resulting in a raft of hearings and draft legislation. States are getting on board too, with a Maryland law to go into effect on July 1, 2019, creating a Prescription Drug Affordability Board... Read more »

Hoyer, Brown Join Democratic Push to Strengthen Affordable Care Act

June 16, 2019

The General Assembly approved a measure this year to help expand access to health care by allowing people who are eligible for free or low-cost coverage to begin the process of getting covered by checking two boxes on their state tax returns.... Read more »

Check a Box for Free Health Care

June 6, 2019

Maryland will enroll people in health coverage, which could be free for many, via state tax returns.... Read more »