Health Care

2019 General Assembly Preview: No Kirwan, No Cry

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative...

Bipartisan Group of Local Officials Backing Prescription Drug Plan

Alarmed by a sharp spike in the cost of many prescription drugs, a bipartisan coalition of local Maryland officials is getting behind another push...

Lawyer, Activist Mike Pretl Dies

Michael A. Pretl, a lawyer and progressive activist who has been associated with several high-profile causes through the years, died on Christmas Day following...

BPW to Close Out Year With Fireworks

The final Board of Public Works meeting of 2018 is Wednesday, and it won’t lack for drama.The three-member panel, consisting of the governor, comptroller...

New Ad Touts Public Health Success of Tobacco, Alcohol Taxes

With the growing use of e-cigarettes by teenagers – and the associated health risks – prominent in the news, the Maryland Healthcare for All...

Frosh v. Trump: Report Breaks Down Past Year’s Legal Actions

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office challenged the federal government on 30 fronts in the past year, including by filing more than a...

Black Caucus Makes Prescription Drug Bill a Top Priority for 2019

Add the Legislative Black Caucus to the list of groups endorsing legislation that would establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board in Maryland.The measure is...

Md. Officials Vow to Fight for Affordable Care Act

Maryland backers of the Affordable Care Act reacted with anger and alarm to a court ruling striking down President Obama’s signature health law over...

Hogan Taps Schuh to Lead State Battle Against Opioids

A second vanquished Republican county executive has landed a gig with the Hogan administration.Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Wednesday that former Anne...

Rescuing 911: Commission Puts Forward Next-Gen Recommendations

Just about the only thing that should remain the same is the numbers: 9-1-1.That’s the conclusion of the Commission to Advance Next-Generation 911 Across...