2008 Legislative Victories

Kids First Act

To identify and enroll up to 90,000 children eligible for Medicaid or the Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program. This legislation, which pioneers a new approach using state tax information, is seen as a model for other states.    

Preparation and distribution of a report on public health services and Marylanders’ access to essential health services at the local level.  The report was based on Consumer Health First's visits to local health departments around the state. Among the issues identified as requiring serious attention are the state’s antiquated computer systems, cutbacks to essential services due to restrictive budgets, and unmet health care needs at the local level.  This is an on-going project and the information will continue to be updated and circulated as appropriate.