Annapolis, MD — In this grueling 10-minute video from the Maryland Health and Human Services Subcommittee budget hearing, Senator Roger Manno grills Maryland’s Health Secretary on the pending repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (Obamacare, “ACA”), the adverse impact that repeal would have on Maryland, and the overwhelmingly disproportionate impact that any repeal would have on rural counties throughout Maryland.
President Trump and the GOP continue to beat the drums of #ACA repeal. On Friday, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary testified to my HHS sub-committee about what is being done to prepare for the disastrous possibility, especially in rural areas. Bottom line: repealing the ACA will unnecessarily strip the right to access health care from tens of thousands of the most vulnerable Maryland residents. It's unacceptable, and the fact that it's on the table at all shows how out of touch the GOP is.
Posted by Roger Manno on Sunday, March 5, 2017