Retired state workers push to retain current prescription drug plan

Retired state workers are fighting a possible change in their prescription drug coverage. They say the change would lower drug coverage and raise prices.

Cummings, Sanders propose bills to reduce drug prices

Maryland 7th Congressional District Representative Elijah Cummings and Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, along with other Capitol Hill legislators, introduce three bills that aim to fight the rising cost of prescription drugs.

Once in the majority, House Democrats will work through ‘to do’ list

WASHINGTON – Now that they’ve taken over the House, Democrats will try to follow a party blueprint for action that envisions protecting health care, Medicare and Medicaid, funding improvements to the country’s infrastructure, and creating more jobs. And the likely…

Jealous aims to be Maryland’s 1st African-American governor

Ben Jealous, the Maryland Democratic candidate for governor, faces a steep test to unseat popular Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan in November.

Hogan and Jealous square off in lone debate

Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous, on Monday painted starkly different portraits of both each other and the direction they would take the state in the lone debate of the 2018 Maryland governor’s race.

Cummings wants Trump to deal for lower Medicare drug prices

WASHINGTON – After repeated efforts to partner with the Trump administration to make good on campaign promises to lower Medicare drug prices, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings on Wednesday signaled impatience with the White House by unveiling legislation that would give…

Trump speech gets thumbs down from Maryland Democrats

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night address to a joint session of Congress did little to ease the worries of Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers. Trump’s address lacked significant detail, said Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Upper Marlboro, and left him “yearning for…

Regulatory Black Holes, Company Profits: Maryland Nursing Home Patients Face Great Risks

In December, a 59-year-old woman who cannot speak after throat cancer surgery was left outside of a Baltimore homeless center with no money and no phone — in a city where she had no family and no close friends.

How a Broken Federal System Threatens Elderly Patients’ Safety

A common event that can force someone out of a nursing home involves disputes over money, particularly the finer details of two government health insurance programs for the elderly, Medicare and Medicaid.

Bills Aim to Use Video Technology to Cut Medical Costs

The bipartisan legislation aims to increase the use of technology such as video cameras to allow doctors to interact with patients outside the office.