January 15, 2024
“Maryland has made tremendous progress going from 13% uninsured to 6%. And we just released a report to it that saved all of us $460 million in uncompensated hospital care, which would have gotten our premiums higher. We need to go from 36% to 0%,” said Director Vinny DeMarco who says that their latest push will be to include immigrants regardless of status in the state’s healthcare to further drop the uninsured population.
Another bill would seek to expand the authority of the state’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board to make high-cost drugs affordable for more than its current authority state and local governments to purchase through local health departments.Last modified: January 24, 2024