MD lawmakers look to create drug affordability board
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – In Annapolis, lawmakers are also pushing for a bill that would establish a drug affordability board. Legislators say this board would monitor and review the prices of high cost prescription drugs. If established, the board would be able to set certain limits on how much a drug should be charged for. And local lawmakers on both the house and senate say this board is imperative to make sure residents across the state can afford the medicine they need.
“There’s a gap between the insurance coverage and the cost of medication is just sometimes it’s really unbearable. So whatever we can do two to kind of reel that in I think it’s incumbent upon us to do it,” said Delegate Carl Anderton (R-District 38B)
Lawmakers adds that the bill has been introduced in both the house and senate chambers. And committee hearings are schedule to take place in early March.