Health Care

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...

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...