Health Care

House Lawmakers Introduce Single-Payer Health Care Bill

Del. Kirill Reznik (D-Montgomery) introduced legislation Wednesday that would establish a single payer health care system in Maryland.Modeled on the existing Medicaid system, the bill...

Text of Gov. Hogan’s State of the State Address

My fellow Marylanders:I am humbled to once again stand before this general assembly after four years of bipartisan cooperation and historic progress to report...

Lawmakers Renew Push for Medical Aid in Dying Bill

Lawmakers and advocates are pushing for a “death with dignity” law for the fourth time in recent years – and this time they think...

Democrats’ Progressive Agenda to Focus on Lifting Maryland’s Middle Class

Maryland’s Democrats are standing with the state’s middle class this legislative session, leaders said Tuesday morning as they unveiled a legislative priorities package that...

Md. Lawmakers Join Legislators From Across U.S. Vowing to Protect Abortion Rights

On the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision Tuesday, which legalized abortion in the U.S., nine Maryland lawmakers (and one...

Budget Includes Retiree Pharmacy Benefit – But How Long Can the State Support the...

Maryland's Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike are committed to passing legislation this year that will restore a prescription drug benefit program for retired state...

Hogan Previews $46.6 Billion Budget Plan

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) will introduce a budget on Friday that includes no new taxes, raises for state employees and spending on...

Unintentional Intoxication Deaths Top 1,800 in First 9 Months of 2018

More than 1,800 Marylanders died unintentionally from drug- and alcohol-related intoxication deaths in the first nine months of 2018, state statistics show.The Maryland Department...

Ex-‘Rabble Rouser’ Takes a Gavel: ‘It’s Great to Play a Central Role’

For all their philosophical differences, state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) do agree on...

Legislative Leaders See Progressive Initiatives Advancing

Legislative leaders signaled support for several progressive causes on the first day of this year’s General Assembly session, suggesting that a boost in the...