Healthcare Justice: Taking Action This Fall!
The world and our movement for healthcare justice is mourning Ady Barkan who passed away last week from complications with ALS. Read more about this influential, remarkable man and his game changing contributions here.
We must carry on Ady’s work until we win Medicare For All and the transformation we need in our health and caregiving systems.
Make a Difference: Get Ready For 2024!
Help us develop our list of demands for Maryland lawmakers–they need to crack down on private health insurance companies! What good is a health insurance policy if people can’t use it?
The experiences and the problems that everyday Marylanders, patients and caregivers, are dealing with in using health insurance is what will shape our agenda and bolster our ability to get regulators and legislators to do something.–take a minute to take our survey.
Sign up to be part of our grassroots healthcare organizing squad! You can help us plan and take the next steps on our state healthcare issues like ending medical debt, lowering prescription drug prices, and winning insurance reforms. Join us here!
Returning Citizens Taskforce
Camille Kramer and Minna Song from Johns Hopkins gave an informative presentation about an NIH-funded study to determine whether Maryland should implement a law (HB 116) that requires all jails in the state to provide methadone or other similar drugs for people who have been addicted to opioids. This is important to our reentry work as we seek to ensure that the laws we support are implemented so too is the need to ensure that there is continuity of care for individuals in prison (for treatments needed prior to incarceration) and after release.
Research is important from the standpoint of public health and community well-being. They are continuing to look for recently released individuals for purposes of the study. Attached below is a flyer for individuals and organizations that might want to participate.
RCTF’s next meeting will take place next Monday, November 13 at 6:30 pm via zoom. Please contact Kurt for more information