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Maryland’s plan to save Obamacare from individual mandate repeal

January 10, 2018

Jonathan Gruber at MIT told me he sees it as a “very promising way to combine the best of standard health economics (the mandate) with the best of behavioral economics (the auto-enrollment).”... Read more »

Advocates push new state-level insurance mandate

The idea came out of a commission the Democrat-dominated legislature created last year to study the effects of changes to the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Maryland state lawmakers propose replacement for repealed ObamaCare mandate

A proposal in Maryland would require people to pay a penalty for not having insurance. The money, though, could be used as a down payment for a health insurance plan. ... Read more »

Maryland state lawmakers propose replacement for repealed ObamaCare mandate

January 9, 2018

A proposal in Maryland would require people to pay a penalty for not having insurance. The money, though, could be used as a down payment for a health insurance plan.... Read more »

Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition Announces Health Insurance Down Payment Proposal To Protect And Improve The Affordable Care Act in Maryland

10:30AM January 9th House Office Building, Annapolis Rm 150 ... Read more »

Maryland to fight pharmacist ‘gag rule’ on drug costs

If Maryland succeeds, it would mean that pharmacies would be allowed to inform customers they can pay less for a drug out of pocket than through their insurance. ... Read more »

Maryland legislation targets pharmacist ‘gag rule’ in PBM contracts: 4 things to know

Maryland lawmakers want to eliminate a "gag rule" that forbids pharmacists from sharing better deals on prescription drugs with patients... Read more »

Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today

December 22, 2017

Baltimore Sun/Capitol Gazette Meredith Cohn Dec 22, 2017 With open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act ending in a little over a week, here’s some things to keep in mind. Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland on Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last […]... Read more »

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen Endorses Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative

December 19, 2017

“As an emergency physician, I have seen patients who have had to make the impossible choice between buying life-saving medications and paying for rent or food. As Baltimore City’s Health Commissioner, I see every day the impact on our people of escalating drug prices, including for naloxone which can keep overdoses from leading to death,” said Dr. Leana Wen.... Read more »

How blue states might save Obamacare’s markets

December 18, 2017

A state-level mandate "has been high on our list ever since the threat began to the Affordable Care Act in Washington," said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, a consumer advocacy group.... Read more »