Healthcare Justice: Taking Action This Fall!
Quick Take: Sign the Care Over Cost Petition
Healthcare Issue Organizing:
We believe everyone should get the healthcare they need when and where they need it. When this becomes the norm in this country we’ll see stable, healthy and safe families and communities. It’s going to take a powerful movement to win. That’s why we all need to be in this fight! Join us to stand up to the unchecked greed of drug companies, insurance companies and hospitals.
Actions and Activities:
–Attend a virtual statewide event next Monday, September 18th, about the state’s critical next steps to deal with the high cost of prescription drugs. Here is the direct Zoom link. You’ll learn about the Action Plan the state Prescription Drug Affordability Board is putting together to put Upper Payment Limits on some drug prices, starting with purchases that state and local governments make and then expanding to all Marylanders. This is a significant development in the effort to rein in drug prices! Sen. Van Hollen and leaders from the House of Delegates will also be there.
–Join us in late September and throughout October as we take action to demand that health insurers stop denying care and claims. We’re holding a rally here in Maryland in the first part of October to make demands for health insurance reforms and industry accountability. Contact Patty to learn more. Public pressure campaigns work! Cigna announced it is removing some prior authorization requirements.
–Support our call to the Senate HELP Committee to hold hearings this Fall on health insurance denials of care and claims that are putting so many people at risk of poor health outcomes, undue stress and medical debt. If your community, advocacy or faith based group wants to sign on to the letter let us know and we’ll share the form. Here’s the text of the letter.
-Stay tuned for updates on the End Medical Debt Campaign Maryland’s 2024 priorities. Today, Progressive Maryland is joining hundreds of people and allies across the country to tell three federal agencies, CFPB, HHS, and the Treasury to use their power and authority to crack down on the institutions that are driving the medical debt crisis--hospitals, health insurers and drug companies.