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Media Release: Advocates to Hail Major Health Care Legislation Approved By the Maryland General Assembly

April 13, 2021

Bills will improve health equity and reduce health disparities; make insurance more affordable for young people; make it easier to enroll in insurance.... Read more »

Media Release: As Nation Marks 11th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, the General Assembly is on Track to Pass Three Major Health Care Bills

March 23, 2021

MCHI congratulates legislators on substantial action to help Marylanders lead healthier lives... Read more »

Media Release: Statement About Congressional Approval of American Rescue Plan

March 10, 2021

The American Rescue Plan includes major provisions to make health insurance more affordable to many Americans. It is vitally important to help people be able to enroll in good health coverage and we congratulate Congress for acting decisively to improve our health care system.... Read more »

Media Advisory: Hearing Tuesday on Legislation to Allow Marylanders to Enroll in Health Insurance While They Apply for Unemployment Insurance

February 23, 2021

Measure would make it easier for people to secure health coverage... Read more »

MEDIA RELEASE: Statement About General Assembly Override of Veto of Bill to Fund Prescription Drug Affordability Board

February 11, 2021

Vincent DeMarco released the following statement today after the Maryland House voted overwhelmingly (95-38) to override Governor Hogan’s veto of legislation from 2020 to establish funding for the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

MCHI Statement on Senate Leadership Support for Health Equity Resource Communities to Expand Health Care in Underserved Areas

January 27, 2021

We are grateful that Senate President Bill Ferguson and the Senate leaders are supporting legislation to expand health care to underserved communities by establishing Health Equity Resource Communities. ... Read more »

Media Release: Senate Budget & Taxation Committee to hear Testimony on Bill to Create Health Equity Resource Communities and Expand Health Care in Underserved Areas

The Senate Budget & Taxation Committee will hear testimony at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27th, on SB 172, which would establish Health Equity Resource Communities (HERC) in areas of Maryland that lack access to health care services.... Read more »

The Daily Record: Senate Democrats override vetoes on crime, prescription drug bills

January 15, 2021

Establishing permanent funding for the [Prescription Drug Affordability] Board will guarantee it has the resources it needs to effectively address the issue of rising drug costs.... Read more »

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Statement About Senate Override of Governor’s Veto of Bill to Fund Prescription Drug Affordability Board

We salute the Maryland Senate and Senate President Bill Ferguson for voting to override the governor’s veto of a much-needed bill (SB 669 and HB 1095) to establish a funding source for the Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

Media Release: Johns Hopkins Institutions Endorse Major Initiative to Expand Health Care in Underserved Communities

January 8, 2021

Legislative initiative would increase sales tax on alcohol to generate significant new resources for communities with disparate health outcomes across Maryland ... Read more »