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Maryland Matters: Vincent DeMarco: Public Health Legislation Bolstered by an Array of Supporters

April 20, 2021

One of the main reasons public health was a winner was the enactment of the Health Equity Resource Communities legislation, which will address health disparities and improve health equity in our state. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Baltimore Business Journal: Johns Hopkins among over 250 organizations backing health equity legislation in Maryland

January 8, 2021

More than 250 organizations including the Maryland Hospital Association, major local insurers Kaiser Permanente and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine are throwing their support behind a new bill that aims to increase health equity in some Maryland communities.... Read more »

Baltimore Sun: Maryland health equity initiative legislation includes increase in alcohol tax to 10%

Johns Hopkins officials endorsed the Health Equity Resource Communities Act at a virtual news conference Friday attended by a slate of Maryland lawmakers and executives, including state Attorney General Brian Frosh and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott. ... Read more »