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Vincent DeMarco: Two major steps for Md. health care

Vincent DeMarco

The General Assembly took major steps forward this year to make our state healthier. Lawmakers passed two landmark bills – one to expand access to health insurance by making enrollment far easier and one that will begin to bring down ...

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Md. prescription drug bill filled with compromises

"Black, Hispanic young adults are two to three times more likely to not have health insurance compared to their counterparts, white young adults. So there’s a health equity component to this, as well,” says Sen. Brian Feldman, D-Montgomery. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Sometimes compromise means recognizing things could have gone worse. That seems to be the view of advocates of measures aimed at controlling what Marylanders pay for their medication. Legislation introduced in January would have created a board to set upper ...

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Md. to consider health insurance market’s present, future

5-1-18 Baltimore,  MD- Beth Sammis, president, Consumer Health First, speaks at a hearing at the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange in May. (Maximilian Franz)

A busy week is in store for health policy in Maryland as regulators, advocates, consumers and insurers consider the present and future of the state’s individual market. Monday, the Maryland Insurance Administration will hear from insurers and the public as ...

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Poll: Prescription drug pricing legislation has support in Md. swing districts

In 2015, 3.6 million Medicare Part D enrollees had drug spending above the program’s catastrophic threshold of $7,062, according to a recent report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.(phodopus / Depositphotos.com)

A push to expand Maryland’s ability to control prescription drug prices released a poll Thursday that advocates said shows strong support for the effort in swing legislative districts. Voters in the 8th and 38th Districts indicated significant support for measures ...

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Md. makes last push during final days of open enrollment

Vincent DeMarco

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland leaders, officials and advocates started their crucial final push to sign up the state’s uninsured on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces Tuesday, with just 10 days remaining in the open enrollment period. The state’s enrollment numbers have ...

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Will Md. drug price gouging bill shape national debate?

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The drug Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, has become a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. But since the drug’s ability to counter overdoses became popularized in 2014, its price has more than doubled. ...

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CBO score reaffirms opposition to AHCA in Maryland

A healthcare practitioner conducts a blood pressure examination. Health care jobs were the largest growing sub-sector in Maryland in 2015, adding 10,800 jobs. (Centers for Disease Control photo)

Maryland groups that have been opposed to American Health Care Act pointed to the Congressional Budget Office analysis released Monday to support their position. The analysis by the nonpartisan CBO found the Republican-backed health care plan would result in 14 ...

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Md. hospitals want to engage patients with new ‘Fresh Care’ website

Vincent DeMarco, president of the Citizens' Health Initiative. (file)

Maryland is in the midst of an unusual experiment to try to keep its citizens healthy and reduce the cost of health care by changing the way hospitals are paid – essentially giving them a financial incentive to keep people ...

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