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Lower Shore Progressive Caucus leads local coalition in Support of HB0329 Commission on Universal Healthcare
Coalition calls on Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes and Health & Government Operations to support this vital bill
Fruitland, MD March 14, 2023 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is proud to support
HB0329, a bill that establishes a Commission on Universal Health Care in Maryland. The bill, sponsored by Delegate Sheila Ruth, aims to create a comprehensive plan to provide quality, affordable health care coverage to all Marylanders.
As an organization committed to advocating for policies that improve the lives of all people, the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus believes that quality health care is a fundamental right that should be available to everyone. The Caucus recognizes that the current health care system in Maryland leaves many individuals and families without adequate coverage and financial protection.
"We believe that healthcare is a basic human right, and it is unacceptable that so many Marylanders struggle to access the care they need," said Jared Schablein, Chair of the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus. "We support HB0329 because we believe that establishing a Commission on Universal Health Care is a critical step towards creating a health care system that is equitable, affordable, and accessible for all."
The LSPC led a state-wide letter campaign signed by local elected officials, community leaders, and organizations from across the State to call on local Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes and members of the Health and Government Committee to support this vital bill: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gQRJ0IlFS9PZErF_B6oR6oTiTu4M8fHkVjw1PCwvbtw/edit?usp=sharing
The Commission created by the bill will be tasked with developing a comprehensive plan to provide universal health care coverage to Maryland residents. The plan will include recommendations for how to finance universal health care coverage and how to transition to a universal health care system. The Commission will also be responsible for conducting an analysis of the current healthcare system in Maryland and identifying areas for improvement.
The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus urges all Maryland residents to contact their legislators and ask them to support HB0329. Together, we can create a health care system that works for everyone.
About Lower Shore Progressive Caucus We are an organization that fights for economic, social, and environmental justice. Our goal is to work on the local level to bring about positive change for the underserved and underprivileged. Our mission is to identify, recruit, and elect Progressive candidates, and to promote Labor and Progressive issues.