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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 »

AP: Maryland Senate overrides some of governor’s vetoes

January 15, 2021

The Maryland Senate voted Friday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a measure to fund a first-in-the-nation state board that focuses on making high-cost prescription drugs more affordable.... Read more »

The Daily Record: Senate Democrats override vetoes on crime, prescription drug bills

Establishing permanent funding for the [Prescription Drug Affordability] Board will guarantee it has the resources it needs to effectively address the issue of rising drug costs.... Read more »

Washington Post: Maryland Senate overrides Hogan veto of bill that funds nation’s first drug affordability board

This is a board that will help Marylanders protect their health care by lowering the cost ideally of drugs where we are seeing too many pharmaceutical companies use drug pricing to eviscerate the market... Read more »

STAT: Maryland Senate overrides governor’s veto of prescription drug affordability board bill

In response to the rising cost of medicines, the Maryland state Senate overrode a veto issued last year by Gov. Larry Hogan, who objected to funding a so-called ‘Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Statement About Senate Override of Governor’s Veto of Bill to Fund Prescription Drug Affordability Board

We salute the Maryland Senate and Senate President Bill Ferguson for voting to override the governor’s veto of a much-needed bill (SB 669 and HB 1095) to establish a funding source for the Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

Speaker Jones Videos on Maryland Successes

January 5, 2021

We are excited to release new videos by Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones encouraging advocates from across the country to emulate Maryland’s landmark Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program and Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Thank you Speaker Jones for your leadership!  ... Read more »

Md. Prescription Drug Affordability Board Finally Gets a Director

December 23, 2020

“I know Andy very well. He’s terrific,” said Vincent DeMarco, head of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative. “His background is perfect for this job and he will bring a lot of knowledge of the issue. ... Read more »


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 »

Media Advisory: Federal and State Officials to Lead Virtual Community Forum About Rising Drug Prices in Baltimore City

December 3, 2020

Reps. Ruppersberger and Sarbanes, Legislative Leaders and Baltimore City Health Officer and Member of Prescription Drug Affordability Board to Take Part in Virtual Listening Session ... Read more »