Donna Goodman

  • wants to volunteer 2017-09-14 18:22:14 -0400

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  • Rep. Andy Harris MUST VOTE NO to healthcare cuts - and YES to Reauthorize CHIP!

    95 signatures

    The Eastern Shore’s Rep. Andy Harris, a physician, is supposed to carry the admonition “first do no harm” everywhere he goes. When he goes back to the House of Representatives he should suit action to those words and vote to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program with no cuts in funding.

    Here at the Maryland for Guaranteed Healthcare campaign and Progressive Maryland, we are horrified by the 23 million people tossed off health care by the (stalled) US House version of a substitute for the Affordable Care Act. CHIP is an important adjunct to Medicaid, which serves 37 million children. The Kaiser Family Foundation depicts four in ten children’s medical care depending on Medicaid and CHIP. According to Medicaid.gov, "as of May 2017, Maryland has enrolled 1,296,694 individuals in Medicaid and CHIP — a net increase of 51.43% since the first Marketplace Open Enrollment Period and related Medicaid program changes in October 2013."

    [More information on CHIP can be found here]

    Tell Andy Harris that his Congressional District 1 constituents, and people throughout Maryland, want CHIP reauthorized with NO funding cuts in September.

    Andy Harris voted to reauthorize CHIP in 2015 the last time re-authorization was on the line. Nothing has changed except Trump’s destabilizing threats to the well-being of millions and an even more dangerous medical care landscape for hard-working low-income families for whom Medicaid is a lifeline. 

     

    Their children shouldn’t suffer. Andy Harris shouldn’t go along with the Trump-Ryan plan to loot our basic protections so as to cut taxes for millionaires. 

    Reauthorize CHIP with FULL funding. Sign to tell him that!

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  • wants to volunteer 2017-07-05 03:55:30 -0400

    Maryland for Guaranteed Healthcare

    Many proposals are being put forward on both sides of the aisle, some with better intentions than others. The Maryland for Guaranteed Healthcare campaign is just that - a campaign for guaranteed healthcare. With the strides the ACA has done to improve the healthcare system, there will still remain 30 million Americans uninsured, with many who have insurance still not having needed medical coverage and care. 

    Over the Spring and Summer and into the start of the Fall, our advocacy has been concentrated heavily on preventing up to 23 million Americans from having their medical coverage taken away. Millions of people in our nation rely with their lives on services provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. We are demanding our elected officials such as Governor Hogan, Representative Andy Harris, and others to not only oppose ANY healthcare cuts for Maryland, as well as to take a leading position that everyone deserves healthcare and supporting policy solutions that make that goal a reality. By fighting for Medicare (and all federal programs of equal importance), we are retaining the system that will help us fight for Medicare for ALL!



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    Health Care Professionals' Sign-On Letter for Children's Health




    In her Letter to the Editor to Delmarva Now, Vice President of the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Whitney Palmer writes, 

    "Throughout the state, Marylanders have benefited from Medicaid expansion; conservative numbers state 291,000 individuals have gained coverage — and the majority live in rural areas. Our health care system has high administrative costs and the cost of care is set by profit motives. Insurance and pharmaceutical companies prioritize corporate profits over the health of Americans — and treat health care as a commodity.

    Health care is a human right and moral issue, not a commodity. Our goal should be to provide more and higher quality care to Americans, especially access to mental health services. We at Progressive Maryland believe that should take the form of a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system. A single-payer system will result in savings of [hundreds of billions of dollars annually].

    When physicians can focus on people’s health instead of bureaucracy or creating a plan based on a person’s ability to pay, they can address health needs and prioritize prevention. Additionally, people will no longer declare bankruptcy because of medical bills. Fewer people will die.

    It is time for the United States to prioritize people over profits and join the rest of the world with Medicare for All."



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    Progressive Maryland believes in the well-being, health and quality of life for every Maryland resident. Rich or poor, young or old, employed or unemployed. We believe that healthcare is a human right, and that giving tax breaks to the rich while everyone else suffers is disastrous for us all.

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  • signed transportation 2017-02-20 21:27:06 -0500

    No To Bus Cuts! Yes To Funding!

    32 signatures
    There are several WMATA bus routes that are on the chopping block and the majority of the routes operate in the county:

    B30: BWI Airport-Greenbelt Metro Station

    P17, P19: Ft. Washington-Farragut Square
    P18: Ft. Washington-Southern Ave. Metro Station
    W13: Friendly/Ft. Washington-Farragut Square
    W14: Friendly/Ft. Washington-Southern Ave. Metro Station
    W19: Indian Head-Southern Ave. Metro Station

    Many of the proposed cuts are in the Ft. Washington/MGM area and with major traffic and commercial and residential growth in the area, it is critical not to slash the routes as they serve as an alternative to driving. Many riders of these routes park and ride reducing vehicles in a heavy traffic area. Bus service is already slim to none in these areas, so the elimination of these routes will leave a major void in an area that needs to keep and eventually increase bus service; not eliminate it.
    Also on the chopping block is route B30; which serves between the Greenbelt Metro Station and BWI Airport seven days a week. Many depend on this service not only for flights but to work at the airport and to connect to local MTA routes. This route also should remain as an alternative to the MARC service in case of rail issues and for those closer to the B30 route. Eliminating this service would lead to a major loss that serves as a connector for many. This route must be treated as a regional route instead of a local route. 
    Although the routes may not be in your area, this is a county wide issue as many use these services to travel throughout the county. At a time where the goals are economic development and improved connectivity are top priorities, this is a time to continue to move forward, not backward.

     

     

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