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Baltimore Sun: Maryland lawmakers bring home some victories for health care | READER COMMENTARY

Baltimore Sun

Vincent DeMarco

April 9, 2021

EXCEPRT:

“Before wrapping up the legislative session this month, the Maryland General Assembly took major steps to expand and strengthen health care in the state. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to test our health care system, lawmakers passed three important measures that will expand access to care, make care more affordable and help undo stubborn disparities in how health care is delivered.

A key focus this year in Annapolis was on racial equity and a newly enacted measure will help get more health care services into areas that lack ready access now. The bill will establish Health Equity Resource Communities in underserved areas of Maryland. A dedicated funding source ensures these areas will see more health care services. Over time, this will help improve care and outcomes in those areas.”

Read full article at https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/readers-respond/bs-ed-rr-health-care-maryland-legislation-letter-20210409-hpjj3wmtojaefaqhqelrpadqua-story.html