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Thousands of uninsured Marylanders use taxes to ask about health coverage, exceeding officials’ expectations

March 3, 2020

More than 18,000 Maryland residents without health insurance have checked a new box on their annual tax forms to request information about coverage.... Read more »

If Trump is serious about lowering prescription drug prices, here’s the bill he should support | READER COMMENTARY

February 18, 2020

On health care, sadly, Donald Trump has been mostly talk with no follow-up and bad actions such as undermining the ACA. We urge Marylanders and all Americans to demand that he and the Senate drop their partisan rancor and support bipartisan measures like HB 3 which can make health care more affordable for us all.... Read more »

Need health insurance? Marylanders can now check a box on their income taxes to begin enrollment | COMMENTARY

January 28, 2020

Tax-filing season is here. It’s not usually a time to celebrate, but this year, there’s a new feature that thousands of state taxpayers may find beneficial.... Read more »

(POSTPONED) Come to a Listening Session on Prescription Drug Affordability

Learn about Maryland's new Prescription Drug Affordability Board and share your thoughts on how to make medications more affordable.... Read more »

Howard residents voice concern over rising costs at first forum for Prescription Drug Affordability Board

January 7, 2020

Howard County hosted a forum Monday afternoon to get community input on the rising cost of prescription drugs.... Read more »

Gov. Hogan has opportunity to improve health care in Md.

April 29, 2019

Governor Hogan has now been given yet another opportunity to improve health care in Maryland with two pieces of bipartisan landmark legislation that have landed on his desk for consideration.... Read more »

Maryland legislature passes laws to make health insurance enrollment easier and create drug price board

April 15, 2019

Health coverage will be easier to secure for uninsured Marylanders and prescriptions could become cheaper for government workers under legislation passed by the General Assembly, which took up a slate of related measures before adjourning for the year.... Read more »

State lawmakers consider using a penalty to coax more Marylanders into buying health insurance

February 13, 2019

Maryland could be “an exciting model” for other states. ... Read more »

State lawmakers consider using a penalty to coax more Marylanders into buying health insurance

A coalition of state lawmakers and health organizations gathered in Annapolis Wednesday to rally support for a bill that would require Maryland residents to have health insurance or face a fine — money that could then be used to help them and others afford coverage on the state’s exchange.... Read more »

Glassman: Regulating drug prices is pro-business

January 29, 2019

I am a pro-business Republican county executive. I am also a strong supporter of legislation to establish a state Prescription Drug Affordability Board to set fair and affordable costs that Marylanders will pay for certain medications.... Read more »