Healthcare Justice Campaign
We’re in it to win it: Lower Rx prices, accountability from the health insurance industry, support for people with medical debt, care for people with no access to care, and fundamental changes in our healthcare system. Maryland is taking a big step in 2023 to reduce the amount of money we’re spending for high cost drugs. The state’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board appears to be on schedule for announcing plans this summer to put upper payment limits on some high cost drugs that our local and state government purchase. All of us will benefit from these savings! Listen to last week’s story from WYPR: Maryland will soon be the first state. The progress being made is the result of the persistent advocacy of a coalition of terrific organizations, the leadership of Delegate Pena Melnyk, Chair of the HGO Committee in the House (and other lawmakers) and the work of the Board, its staff and Stakeholders Council. To learn more click here.
Our Care Over Cost campaign, targeting the abuses and price gouging of health insurance companies, kicks off in Maryland this week! We can’t wait to start knocking on doors, tabling at community events, and talking to our current healthcare supporters and partners about joining us in this growing national grassroots campaign. We need you! Please contact Patty to get involved. And take a minute to sign our petition!
Every day there’s another story in the news about how insurance companies are denying or cutting off care for life saving treatments. Please listen to the story of this Ohio family: An NPR story Do you or someone you know have a story or experience about being denied care or having a claim turned down? Let us know! Contact Patty.