Larry Hogan, stop the grandstanding and fight for Maryland

The Congressional Budget Office finally released the non-partisan scoring of the newest TrumpCare plan.  Not only will this bill rip away health care coverage from 22 million Americans, it will also cause insurance premiums for those with chronic conditions to skyrocket and slash funding for Medicaid.

Gov. Hogan has offered no ideas to fight this disastrous bill that would leave Marylanders paying more for less coverage and roll back efforts to fight the opioid epidemic… all for a few tax breaks for the wealthiest few.

State Waivers For Cutting Benefits: The new TrumpCare bill allows states to obtain a waiver to drop protections of essential health benefits like maternity care and prescription drugs, potentially leading to women paying thousands more for maternity care and seniors choosing between their regular prescriptions and groceries.

State waivers could lead to fewer providers accepting Medicaid patients, patients forgoing care that is not covered, […]

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For Shame: Hogan Empowering And Enriching Trump By Staying At His Miami Resort

Governor Hogan can’t have it both ways: align himself with Trump when it’s politically convenient and stay silent when it’s not. His silence on TrumpCare shows he’s complicit with Trump kicking over 300,000 Marylanders off of their health care coverage (at last count). And now, he’s spending time at President Trump’s property in Miami for the RGA conference. He’s embracing the unpopular President, plain and simple.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Instead of defending Maryland’s families against Trump’s disastrous agenda that would slash their health care coverage and could devastate the state’s economy, Governor Hogan is empowering and helping to enrich Trump and his agenda by staying at the president’s resort. Hogan is selling out Marylanders and voters simply won’t stand for it.”

Background

“The AHCA…jeopardizes Medicaid’s guarantee of health care to low-income people of all ages. Among those most at risk are the 40 percent of Marylanders with disabilities […]

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