HB 98 Drug Prescriptions
On January 18, Delegate Bromwell introduced House
Bill 98 into the legislative process. The bill addresses the
State Prescription Plan and Medicare Part D drug
elimination. This bill requires the State to continue providing
a prescription drug benefit plan to certain retirees by
repealing the January 1, 2019 termination.
This HB 98 restores the drug benefit plan for certain retirees,
spouses, and dependent children in certain circumstances.
In other words, drug benefits will be restored if the House and
the Senate pass HB 98’s version and the Governor sign the bill.
Sponsors of the bill are listed by Email link below. Please note
Delegate McKay and Delegate Parrott are two of the co-sponsors.
If you would like to thank any of these Delegates, click on their name
and send them an email. I have emailed the chief sponsor
Delegate Bromwell and thanked him for introducing the bill.
See copy of that email below. I would also encourage you to email
and thank Delegates McKay and Parrott for the co-sponsorship.
However, where do Delegate Paul Corderman 2B and
Delegate William Wivell 2A stand on HB 98?
I hope they sign on as co-sponsors.
Delegates supporting HB 98 are: Bromwell, Anderton, Bagnall,
D. Barnes, Barron, Beitzel, Bhandari, Boteler, Cardin, Carey, Chang,
Charkoudian, Chisholm, Clark, Crosby, D.E.Davis, Ebersole,
Fennell, M.Fisher, Glenn, Grammer, Guyton, Hettleman, Howard,
Impallaria, Jackson, Kaiser, Kipke, Krimm, Lafferty, Lehman,
R. Lewis, Lisanti, Malone, Mangione, Mautz, McComas, McKay,
Metzgar, Miller, Morgan, Parrott, Patterson, Pena-Melnyk,
Rogers, Rose, Shoemaker, Stein, Sydnor,
Szeliga, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Walker, C. Watson,
R. Watson, Wilson, and P. Young
We are off to an excellent start, but we are far from done. So, please
take some action because this bill will not get through the Legislature
without a little help. Just a little bit of effort by each of us can make
a difference. All Lodge 88 members should contact legislators of our
Western Maryland Delegation and ask for their support HB98 if they
have not already signed on as a supporter.
The MTA/MSPAA Legislative Reception on Tuesday,
January 22, 2019, in the Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street,
West #1 & #2, in Annapolis. The MTA Executive Board meeting
starts at 4:00 pm and the reception will follow. This reception is
an excellent opportunity to speak directly with your elected officials
and to discuss issues involving the MTA and you.
The MTA and our Lobbyist, Cornerstone Government Affairs,
will be active in the coming weeks to support this legislation.
The more input and assistance from our membership will certainly
help Cornerstone and us in this effort.
Below are links to HB98 and the General Assembly Process. Please read.
Dan Seiler’s Email to Delegate Bromwell
I want to personally thank you for introducing House Bill 98.
I do not live in your legislative district anymore, but I have
relatives that do. I am a 71-year-old retired Maryland State Trooper,
and your bill has helped restore my faith in Maryland government.
When I retired in 1990, I felt that I had earned the benefits that were
afforded to me for my service and would have them for the
remainder of my life. I never once thought that the State of
Maryland would ever betray my trust.
Thanks to you and the other members of the legislature that have
sponsored your bill, I am gaining faith once again in the great state
of Maryland. If there is anything I can do to help get HB 98 passed;
please let me know.
Sgt. Danny Seiler – Retired
The above links are in PDF Format and are downloadable.