April 8, 2017

Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act (SB 571)

Statement by Vincent DeMarco, President
Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative
On Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act (SB 571) Enactment Into Law

We at the Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition commend the Maryland General Assembly for enacting into law SB 571, the Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act.  We especially thank our lead sponsors, Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton and Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk.  This law creates a critically needed Commission which will monitor federal actions which could harm the health care of Marylanders and recommend ways that we can protect and build on the health care success of Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. The Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition will work closely with the Commission to help achieve our common goal of quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders.