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.”
- “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 who rely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.” [Baltimore Sun, 3/22/2017]
- “Efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act could result in a financial impact for Maryland of over $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2018, and well over another $2 billion by fiscal year 2020, according to a new state report.” [Baltimore Business Journal, 1/17/2017]