Advocates are urging state legislators to provide “observation and consideration” on the establishment of overdose prevention sites (OPS) in Baltimore. According to advocates at a legislative committee meeting last week, OPS can strengthen the state’s harm reduction system and save lives from drug overdose. Over 2,000 people in Maryland die each year from drug overdose, … Read more

Over 1.4 million people under Maryland Medicaid, or the Health Choice program, will continue to receive care under the state’s 1115 waiver. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the waiver’s extension last week for an additional five years, from Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2026.  The current waiver, in place since … Read more