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

February 2, 2021

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 »

Harford executive, Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board say public input is crucial as it works to curb costs of medication

November 3, 2020

Maryland is the first state in the nation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board — a body charged with reviewing the rising cost of prescription drugs and making recommendations to the Maryland General Assembly on how they can be made more affordable — but input from consumers is crucial as board members and their supporters continue to visit communities around the state.... Read more »

Supreme Court must right wrong striking down Md.’s drug price-gouging statute

January 4, 2019

Drawing on its sovereign power to protect the health and welfare of its residents, Maryland enacted the Anti-Price-Gouging Act. This statute prohibits a drug manufacturer or distributor from charging “unconscionable” prices for critical, off-patent and generic medicines.... Read more »

Statement: Prescription Drug Affordability Successes in Yesterday’s Election

November 7, 2018

When the General Assembly convenes in January, there will be at least twenty-eight senators and eighty-six delegates – a supermajority in both the State Senate and the House of Delegates– who have already endorsed legislation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. ... Read more »

How badly at risk is Maryland if the Trump administration kills the ACA? It depends on whom you ask.

October 9, 2018

Baltimore Sun Editorial Board October 8,2018 Rep. Elijah Cummings says a report he commissioned from the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform shows that if the Trump administration is successful in its legal assault on key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 170,000 Marylanders could see their premiums skyrocket or could be denied […]... Read more »

Before Annapolis Summit, 3 more podcast episodes

January 4, 2018

The Daily Record  January 2, 2018 As we approach the 2018 Annapolis Summit, our annual event to mark the first day of the legislative session, we’ve got more podcasts from our partner, the Marc Steiner Show, to share. The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the first day of the Maryland General Assembly session, from 7:30 […]... Read more »

Enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland holds steady this year

The Baltimore Sun Meredith Cohn December 23, 2017 Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland of Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last year. About 150,000 Marylanders have signed up for insurance in 2018 under the law known as Obamacare, which provides coverage […]... Read more »