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Ask your legislator to sponsor the Drug Cost Commission Bill

January 16, 2018: Prescription drugs are getting more expensive. During this legislative session, the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition, of which the Public Justice Center is a member, has proposed a Drug Cost Commission Bill that will help make expensive drugs more affordable in Maryland. Check out the Resolution and Coalition.  

In order for the bill to be in the best position moving forward, we are asking residents in Districts 12, 19, 24, 30, and 40 one simple but incredibly important favor: please call/email your representative listed below, and ask them to co-sponsor the Drug Cost Commission Bill. Their support is incredibly important as it will increase the chances of the bill being passed into law. They need to hear from people like you that they should support this life-saving bill!

If you are not sure if your address is located in Districts 12, 19, 24, 30, or 40, you can double-check at http://mdelect.net/

When you contact your representative’s office, if you have a personal story about high costs for prescription drugs, please share it. In your own words you can say something like “Please become a cosponsor of the Drug Cost Commission bill being introduced by Senator Joan Carter Conway and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk. This bill will help us make all high cost prescription drugs, including brand name and specialty drugs, more affordable for Marylanders.  We need this because the high cost of prescription drugs is making it hard for us all to get the health care they need.”

Thank you so much for your help and support to ensure quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders! If you have any questions, please contact Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative at 410-235-9000 or visit their website at www.healthcareforall.com


District 12 Baltimore County & Howard County (boundaries)
Delegate TERRI L. HILL, M.D.
(410) 841-3378, (301) 858-3378
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3378 (toll free)
e-mail: terri.hill@house.state.md.us

District 19, Montgomery County (boundaries)
(410) 841-3883, (301) 858-3883
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3883 (toll free)
e-mail: bonnie.cullison@house.state.md.us

District 24, Prince George's County (boundaries)
(410) 841-3692, (301) 858-3692
e-mail: erek.barron@house.state.md.us

District 30, Anne Arundel County (boundaries)
(410) 841-3578, (301) 858-3578
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3578 (toll free)
e-mail: john.astle@senate.state.md.us

District 40, Baltimore City (boundaries)
(410) 841-3545, (301) 858-3545
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3545 (toll free)
e-mail: antonio.hayes@house.state.md.us

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