Health Care

Higher State Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes Work as a Public Health Tool: Report

A report released earlier this month found that Maryland tax increases on alcohol and cigarettes have led to decreased use of both products in...

Higher State Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes Work as a Public Health Tool: Report

By Kaanita IyerA report released earlier this month found that Maryland tax increases on alcohol and cigarettes have led to decreased use of both...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Single-Payer Health Care But Were Afraid to Ask

The Maryland Senate heard testimony last week on a measure that would establish a single-payer health system, a “Medicare for all” system in which...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Single-Payer Health Care But Were Afraid to Ask

The Maryland Senate heard testimony last week on a measure that would establish a single-payer health system, a “Medicare for all” system in which...

Poll: Marylanders Support Parity in Medicaid, Medicare Payments

By Josh KurtzA new poll bolsters the long-held opinion of MedChi – the Maryland State Medical Society – that Maryland Medicaid payments should equal...

Faced With Potential Insurance Crisis, Md. Weighs New Coverage Mandate

Maryland’s individual health insurance market is in danger of collapse if government and industry don’t find ways to persuade younger, healthier people to purchase...

Advocates See Link Between Affordable Housing, Health

Research confirms what many experts have long suspected: that good health and access to safe, affordable housing are inextricably linked. The problem is that...

Guest Commentary: Science, Not Ideology Should Drive Health Policy

Matt Mossburg’s path to addiction recovery is laudable. We admire his courage in sharing his experience with addiction and his desire to help others...

Activists to Push for Individual Insurance Mandate in Md.

As President Trump and congressional Republicans aim to eliminate the individual insurance mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act, a push is on in...

Health Care Advocacy Group Shifts Focus to Name-Brand Drugs

By Samuel ManasFresh off the successful enactment of a law limiting generic and off-brand prescription drug price increases, Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland...