Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2024
Sam Janesch and Hannah Gaskill


Prescription drug affordability (Senate Bill 388 and House Bill 340): Expanding the nascent board’s authority was a top priority for health care advocates. If passed, it would have allowed the five-member board to use upper payment limits to make high-cost medications more affordable, not just those who work for state and local governments (which is the case under current law). Advocates and legislators said they would push for the change again next year, after the board sets upper payment limits for the first time by Jan. 1, 2025.

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