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Maryland legislature passes laws to make health insurance enrollment easier and create drug price board

Maryland legislature passes laws to make health insurance enrollment easier and create drug price board

Health coverage will be easier to secure for uninsured Marylanders and prescriptions could become cheaper for government workers under legislation passed by the General Assembly, which took up a slate of related measures before adjourning for the year.

One law would require the uninsured to check a box on their state tax returns to say whether they’re interested getting health coverage through the state. The other would establish a board to study the controversial idea of capping prescription costs for state and municipal employees.

Among other health-related bills passed, the legislature also enacted a patient’s bill of rights and sustained funding for a reinsurance program...

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