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

January 15, 2021

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 »

Speaker Jones Videos on Maryland Successes

January 5, 2021

We are excited to release new videos by Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones encouraging advocates from across the country to emulate Maryland’s landmark Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program and Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Thank you Speaker Jones for your leadership!  ... Read more »

Media Advisory: Federal and State Officials to Lead Virtual Community Forum About Rising Drug Prices in Baltimore City

December 3, 2020

Reps. Ruppersberger and Sarbanes, Legislative Leaders and Baltimore City Health Officer and Member of Prescription Drug Affordability Board to Take Part in Virtual Listening Session ... Read more »

Baltimore Prescription Drug Affordability Town Hall Forum

November 30, 2020

Join us Monday, December 7 at 7PM for a virtual forum discussion on rising drug prices, learn about Maryland's new Drug Prescription Affordability Board, and share your experience with high cost prescription drugs. Register today.... Read more »

Media Statement: Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Applauds Premium Rate Drop for Individual Health Insurance Plans for 3rd Year in a Row

September 15, 2020

We are thrilled that premium rates will drop for individual health insurance plans by double digits for the third year in a row thanks to Maryland's innovative reinsurance program. ... Read more »

Media Release: Prescription Drug Affordability Board Members to Update Community on Its Work to Bring Down Drug Costs

June 24, 2020

Legislative leaders to join Board members for Tele-Town Hall on Prescription Drugs... Read more »

LTE: Put Maryland back on path toward affordable prescription drugs

May 22, 2020

Governor Hogan’s veto of this legislation is disappointing, especially since the measure would not cost the state any money. ... Read more »

Media Release: MCHI Launches Digital Ad Campaign Against Governor’s Veto of Funding Bill for Prescription Drug Affordability Board

May 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2020 Contact: Vincent DeMarco, 410-591-9162 Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Launches Digital Ad Campaign Against Governor’s Veto of Funding Bill for Prescription Drug Affordability Board Veto Threatens Work of the Board and Aligns Governor with Pharmaceutical Industry Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative (MCHI) today launched a digital ad campaign to educate the […]... Read more »

Statement About Governor Hogan’s Actions on Two Major Health Care Bills

May 7, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed a critical health care measure, SB 669/HB 1095, which would establish a dedicated funding source to support the work of the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board. He allowed another measure to go into effect without his signature: SB 872/HB 959, which enshrines key principles of the federal Affordable Care Act into Maryland law, a major step forward for the state.... Read more »