Health Care

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...

Guest Commentary: Resisting the Assault on Medicaid in Maryland

By Leni Preston and Jeananne SciabarraLike many Marylanders, we are angry and dismayed that “leaders” in Washington, D.C., are intentionally undermining our health care...

Maryland Activists Mobilize on Medicaid

By Josh KurtzOn Monday evening, Reps. John Sarbanes (D) and Elijah Cummings (D) will appear along with an array of health care advocates at...

Guest commentary: Hogan Should Veto Legislation That Would Decrease Generic Drug Competition

By Chester "Chip" DavisGeneric drugs have been and continue to be an amazing success story in our health care system.According to the annual Generic...

Schrader Confirmation Complicated by State Dispute With Nursing Home Company

By Josh KurtzAs the state Senate considers the nomination of Dennis Schrader to be secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, an...

Paid Sick Leave Advocates Scramble to Get Bill on Governor’s Desk Quickly

Backers of a paid sick leave measure that’s been working its way through the General Assembly are trying to get a bill onto Gov....

Bad Vibes Infect Annapolis Health Care Debate

By Josh KurtzIf the Maryland Senate confirms Dennis Schrader to be secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, he – and Gov....

Abortion Rights Groups Scramble to Derail Hogan Nominee to State Board

By Josh KurtzPersonnel matters have been the source of increasing rancor between Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Democratic legislators in recent days. To wit:...

Report From the Front Lines: Rep. Sarbanes on the Health Care Fight

As the battle over Republican legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act rages this week on Capitol Hill, only one member of the Maryland...