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Posts from — February 2021

AP News: Maryland lawmakers announce unemployment reform package

February 4, 2021

The package calls for a checkbox for applicants to get their information to the Health Benefit Exchange for health insurance assistance.... Read more »

Public News Service: MD Groups Urge Override of Drug Affordability Bill Veto

February 3, 2021

A coalition is urging Maryland's General Assembly to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to fund a first-in-the-nation state board to make high-cost prescription drugs more affordable. ... Read more »

The Baltimore Sun: Alcohol tax hike: a penny that saves lives | COMMENTARY

Last week in the Maryland Senate and this week in the House of Delegates lawmakers were treated to a parade of bar and liquor store owners and distributors warning them that a proposal to spend $14-to-$22 million more a year to improve access to health care in disadvantaged communities would either severely hurt them or, in some cases, drive them out of business entirely. ... Read more »

Maryland Reporter: MARYLAND LEADERS URGE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO OVERRIDE VETO OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD FUND STATE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BOARD

February 2, 2021

Maryland’s county and city leaders teamed up on Tuesday to urge the General Assembly to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation that would establish a permanent funding source for the Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

Congressman Brown: “Justice And Equity Must Extend Throughout Our Communities — Including Our Health Care System”

Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) testified before the Maryland House of Delegates Health & Government Operations Committee in support of the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act. ... Read more »

State of Reform: Bipartisan group of state leaders urges House to override drug price board funding veto

Several county executives, associations and the mayor of Baltimore are urging the Maryland General Assembly to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of HB 1095, which would establish a funding source for the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board. ... Read more »