January 31, 2023
Angela Roberts

Excerpt: “With the 2023 Maryland legislative session about three weeks old, health care advocates and lawmakers announced a five-piece legislative agenda Tuesday that they hope will close remaining gaps in the state’s health insurance marketplace.”

“The state has made a lot of progress over the past few years in reducing the number of people who don’t have health coverage, said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition, at a news conference in Annapolis.”

“As of 2021, about 6% of Marylanders were uninsured, making it among the most well-covered states in the country, according to the United Health Foundation.”

“But as Gov. Wes Moore said in his inaugural address, there are still 250,000 uninsured people in Maryland, and we can’t leave them behind,” DeMarco said. “No one’s going to be left behind.”

“Eight Democratic lawmakers from jurisdictions including Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties joined DeMarco at the news conference to outline bills they plan to champion this session to make health coverage more affordable and accessible in the state.”

Read the full article at Baltimore Sun’s website.

Last modified: February 1, 2023