By Bryan Renbaum
December 9, 2020
“MarylandReporter.com spoke with Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco this week about his group’s three main policy goals for the upcoming legislative session: making prescription drugs more affordable, protecting and building on the Affordable Care Act, and promoting health equity. The 2021 legislative session is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 13.
DeMarco, who is one of Annapolis’ most well-known health care lobbyists, said a foremost priority is persuading lawmakers to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation that would have established a permanent funding source for the Prescription Drug Affordability Board. During the 2020 session, the legislation unanimously passed the Senate and overwhelmingly passed the House. Hogan vetoed the legislation along with 21 other bills due to fiscal concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.”Last modified: May 3, 2022