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Stat News: With a legislative vote, Maryland’s prescription drug affordability board moves forward

February 11, 2021

"With a permanent funding source, the board can continue its work finding solutions to address rising drug costs," DeMarco said.... Read more »

MEDIA RELEASE: Statement About General Assembly Override of Veto of Bill to Fund Prescription Drug Affordability Board

Vincent DeMarco released the following statement today after the Maryland House voted overwhelmingly (95-38) to override Governor Hogan’s veto of legislation from 2020 to establish funding for the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

WMAR Baltimore: Md. lawmakers propose unemployment system reforms

February 4, 2021

Applicants would be able to utilize a check box to get their information to the Health Benefit Exchange for insurance assistance.... Read more »

AP News: Maryland lawmakers announce unemployment reform package

The package calls for a checkbox for applicants to get their information to the Health Benefit Exchange for health insurance assistance.... Read more »

Public News Service: MD Groups Urge Override of Drug Affordability Bill Veto

February 3, 2021

A coalition is urging Maryland's General Assembly to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to fund a first-in-the-nation state board to make high-cost prescription drugs more affordable. ... Read more »

Maryland Reporter: MARYLAND LEADERS URGE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO OVERRIDE VETO OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD FUND STATE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BOARD

February 2, 2021

Maryland’s county and city leaders teamed up on Tuesday to urge the General Assembly to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation that would establish a permanent funding source for the Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

Congressman Brown: “Justice And Equity Must Extend Throughout Our Communities — Including Our Health Care System”

Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) testified before the Maryland House of Delegates Health & Government Operations Committee in support of the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act. ... Read more »

State of Reform: Bipartisan group of state leaders urges House to override drug price board funding veto

Several county executives, associations and the mayor of Baltimore are urging the Maryland General Assembly to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of HB 1095, which would establish a funding source for the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board. ... Read more »

State of Reform : Senate overturns Hogan’s veto over funding drug affordability board

January 18, 2021

The Maryland Senate voted to override several of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes Friday, including a measure that would fund the Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

DEMARCO HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH CARE POLICY GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION

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. ... Read more »