Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2023
Angela Roberts

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“…Vincent DeMarco, head of the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition and a major supporter of the Prescription Drug Affordability Board, is optimistic members will make fast progress…

A big reason for DeMarco’s confidence is Gov. Wes Moore’s presence in Annapolis. Moore already has been a supporter of the board’s work — he signed the bill extending its deadline for setting upper payment limits last month and approved the $1 million cash infusion when he signed off on the state budget.

He’s also excited about other plans in the works. The board is working to create an insulin affordability fund to help uninsured people — who can’t benefit from the $30 federal copay cap that went into effect Jan. 1 — pay for the lifesaving drug.

“Drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them,” DeMarco said.

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