Maryland Matters
May 15, 2024
Danielle Brown


“Right on the heels of the 2024 Maryland primary elections, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco wants the newly victorious congressional nominees to pledge to lowering drug costs for Maryland and the United States.

DeMarco’s letter starts with a hearty “Congratulations on winning your Primary Election!” and jumps right into his pitch.

“On behalf of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, I am writing to urge you to commit to support the life-saving health care access and prescription drug affordability provisions of President Joe Biden’s (D) landmark Inflation Reduction Act of 2022,” the letter to congressional candidates says.

A longtime health care advocate in Maryland, one of DeMarco’s current endeavors includes reducing prescription drug costs through various state and federal avenues. He is a major proponent for the state’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board, which is currently seeking ways to lower costs of medications for those on the state’s health care plan.

But DeMarco wants to see lower prescription costs across the United States.”

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Last modified: May 15, 2024