This event was held on October 4 with Leni Preston, President of Consumer Health First, speaking to the Governor about health care. The sponsoring organizations included Do the Most Good, Indivisible All In, Indivisible Cabin John, Diversity Matters, Indivisible Montgomery and Takoma Park Mobilization.
The first health care question was a “big” one – Governor Hogan, how do you propose to ensure that Marylanders continue to have access to high-quality, comprehensive and affordable health care. That question was broken down into four categories with recommendations on how the Governor should take action. The issue areas were:
- Preservation of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
- Stabilization of Maryland’s Individual Insurance Market
- Ensuring Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services
- Creating a Consumer-Informed Health Care Delivery System
Attendees voted on their top priorities and the preservation of Medicaid and CHIP won the popular vote overwhelmingly.