Healthcare

 

Good healthcare is a right not a privilege. Healthcare should be accessible, affordable and of high quality. The State of Maryland is responsible for implementing the Affordable Care Act. Especially in these uncertain times, the state is responsible for ensuring that a quality healthcare system is in place for all Marylanders. I will work with both sides of the aisle to make sure that we have a comprehensive and accountable healthcare system. I will work tirelessly to make sure that every Maryland resident has access to quality affordable health care. As a Howard County Council Representative, I worked with my colleagues and the County Executive to create and fund a health care program for uninsured Howard County residents called “Healthy Howard.”  This is a model that I will advocate for at the state level should the federal government end the Affordable Care Act.

I support:

  • A financially sustainable health care system​ with measurable improvement and outcomes.

  •  Immediate access to residential treatment facilities for people who have overdosed on opioids and other substances.

  • Community and school-based initiatives that connect our underserved citizens to quality healthcare services.

  • Access to healthcare for all women including reproductive health services, cancer screenings, birth control, testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and annual checkups.

  • Improving health care for veterans to reduce delays healthcare and eliminate the disability claims backlog.

  • Government programs for seniors including the State Health Insurance Assistance Program and Maryland Access Point.

  • Affordable, quality healthcare for those with pre-existing conditions.

  • Ensuring young adults under the age of 26 can remain on their parents’ policy.

  • Comprehensive mental health care and addiction treatment services.