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Md. offers insurance enrollment period during coronavirus pandemic

March 13, 2020

Marylanders without health insurance have an extra opportunity to purchase it on the state’s individual market as the state offers a special enrollment period amid the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more »

Thousands of uninsured Marylanders use taxes to ask about health coverage, exceeding officials’ expectations

March 3, 2020

More than 18,000 Maryland residents without health insurance have checked a new box on their annual tax forms to request information about coverage.... Read more »

Media Release: MORE THAN 18,000 UNINSURED MARYLANDERS HAVE CHECKED THE BOX ON STATE TAX RETURNS TO SHARE INFORMATION FOR HEALTH COVERAGE

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MARYLAND HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE AND COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE OFF TO A PROMISING START ... Read more »

If Trump is serious about lowering prescription drug prices, here’s the bill he should support | READER COMMENTARY

February 18, 2020

On health care, sadly, Donald Trump has been mostly talk with no follow-up and bad actions such as undermining the ACA. We urge Marylanders and all Americans to demand that he and the Senate drop their partisan rancor and support bipartisan measures like HB 3 which can make health care more affordable for us all.... Read more »

New Health Insurance Easy Enrollment Program

January 28, 2020

Vincent Demarco, The president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative explains how you can get involved with an easy enrollment program this tax season.... Read more »

Orioles Legend Eddie Murray Helps Kick Off Maryland’s Health Care Initiative

Baltimore Orioles legend Eddie Murray joined state and health care officials to encourage Marylanders to begin signing up for health insurance through state income taxes, kicking off the first such statewide program in the country.... Read more »

Need health insurance? Marylanders can now check a box on their income taxes to begin enrollment | COMMENTARY

Tax-filing season is here. It’s not usually a time to celebrate, but this year, there’s a new feature that thousands of state taxpayers may find beneficial.... Read more »

Chair of Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board to host forum Monday at Ellicott City senior center

January 9, 2020

Van Mitchell, the chair of the new Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board, will lead a forum at an Ellicott City senior center to hear about rising drug costs, the first of a series of events around the state to hear from the public about the burden of paying for their medications.... Read more »

Maryland officials and health care advocates hope to make prescription drugs more affordable

Bipartisanship was on full display Monday as Maryland elected officials and health care advocates came together to kick off the first public discussion forum on a state prescription drug board that will have the power to set upper payment limits for high-priced prescription drugs purchased or paid for by state and local governments.... Read more »

Leader of New Prescription Drug Board Says Relief Is on the Way

The leader of Maryland’s effort to force reductions in the cost of prescription drugs expressed cautious optimism on Monday that a new state panel will be able to deliver relief to consumers — but he cautioned that results are not foreordained.... Read more »