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Maryland Matters: General Assembly 2021: Winners and Losers

April 19, 2021

During the 90 days the General Assembly was in session, we ran out of ways to say what an unusual, challenging and hard session it was. ... Read more »

WDVM TV: Health care legislation to benefit Marylanders’ access and affordability

April 16, 2021

With the Maryland General Assembly concluding its 2021 session this week, lawmakers are back in their districts meeting with constituents. Of the thousands of bills considered in the legislature this year, strides in improving health care were especially significant.... Read more »

Baltimore Sun: Maryland lawmakers, advocates tout ‘huge wins’ in health legislation. Here’s what passed this year.

Maryland lawmakers and advocates are highlighting that they also had a ‘tremendous” year for health care legislation in the General Assembly.... Read more »

State of Reform: Health advocates praise productive legislative session

April 13, 2021

Maryland lawmakers passed several key pieces of health-related legislation during its 2021 session, including the expansion of health insurance subsidies for lower-income young adults and maternal Medicaid eligibility.... Read more »

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

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 »

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

February 11, 2021

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 »

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 »

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 »