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Maryland Matters: New Grant Program Will Reduce Health Care Inequality, Advocates Say

April 15, 2021

Health advocates said on Thursday that legislation approved by the General Assembly this year will reduce health care disparities in measurable ways.... Read more »

Maryland The Daily Record: Advocates hail session as ‘tremendous victory for public health’

April 13, 2021

A swath of bills that aim to address health inequities in Maryland have successfully passed through the General Assembly this session, including legislation cementing pandemic telehealth expansions into law, a permanent revitalization of a major 2012 public health pilot and medical debt protections. ... Read more »

Baltimore Sun: Maryland lawmakers bring home some victories for health care | READER COMMENTARY

April 9, 2021

Before wrapping up the legislative session this month, the Maryland General Assembly took major steps to expand and strengthen health care in the state. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to test our health care system, lawmakers passed three important measures that will expand access to care, make care more affordable and help undo stubborn disparities in how health care is delivered.... Read more »

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 »