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Health Care and Reproductive Rights in the 2024 Session

2024 Priorities

HB 340/SB 388 - Prescription Drug Affordability Board - This measure would provide the Prescription Drug Affordability Board with authority to make limits on high drug costs to all Marylanders (currently only applies to state and local government employees).


HB 691/SB 119 - Gender Affirming Treatment Rights - This bill would update last year’s data-shielding health care laws to include Gender Affirming Care, thereby maintaining the privacy of such care.

For more information, please contact our Health Care Issue Lead at Healthcare@uulmmd.org​.

 

 

 

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Subject
Bill Number
XFile Bill Number
Sponsor
Title
Status
Current Location
Priority
Position
Action
Synopsis
Gender Affirming Treatment Rights
HB0691
SB0119
Delegate Moon
Legally Protected Health Care - Gender-Affirming Treatment
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Health and Government Operations
X
Support
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Altering the definition of 'legally protected health care' to include certain gender-affirming treatment, including medications and supplies, for the purposes of certain provisions of law that prohibit health occupations disciplinary actions and certain actions in criminal and civil proceedings and the use of certain resources in furtherance of certain investigations and proceedings related to legally protected health care.
Gender Affirming Treatment Rights
SB0119
HB0691
Senator Lam
Legally Protected Health Care - Gender-Affirming Treatment
Second Reading Passed
Senate Floor
X
Support
Contact your Senator on Comittee
Altering the definition of 'legally protected health care' to include certain gender-affirming treatment, including medications and supplies, for the purposes of certain provisions of law that prohibit health occupations disciplinary actions and certain actions in criminal and civil proceedings and the use of certain resources in furtherance of certain investigations and proceedings related to legally protected health care.
Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for All
HB0340
SB0388
Delegate Cullison
Prescription Drug Affordability Board - Authority for Upper Payment Limits and Funding (The Lowering Prescription Drug Costs For All Marylanders Now Act)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Health and Government Operations
X
Support
Contact your Delegate on Comittee
Requiring the Governor in fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of at least $1,000,000 for the Prescription Drug Affordability Fund which provides funding for the Board; and requiring the Board, under certain circumstances, to establish a process for setting upper payment limits for all purchases and payor reimbursements of prescription drug products in the State that the Board determines have led or will lead to affordability challenges.
Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for All
SB0388
HB0340
Senator Gile
Prescription Drug Affordability Board - Authority for Upper Payment Limits and Funding (Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for All Marylanders Act of 2024)
Hearing held awaiting committee vote
Finance
X
Support
Contact your Senator on Committee
Requiring the Governor in fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of at least $1,000,000 for the Prescription Drug Affordability Fund which provides funding for the Board; and requiring the Board, under certain circumstances, to establish a process for setting upper payment limits for all purchases and payor reimbursements of prescription drug products in the State that the Board determines have led or will lead to affordability challenges.
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