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Requires Maryland Medicaid to provide comprehensive medical care and other health care services to pregnant people regardless of their immigration status. The bill also extends coverage up to one year after birth.
Watch Population Health Nurse Shannon Riley testify in support (she starts at 4:13)
This bill funds legal counsel in eviction cases and specifically requires the Comptroller to distribute $11.8 million of certain abandoned property funds to the Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund for fiscal year 2023. Read this one-pager!
Watch Therapist Case Manager Amanda Wisniewski's testimony (starting at 4:00:43)
While we were disappointed that bills involving such critical issues as gender-affirming care and harm reduction did not pass, we will continue to work tirelessly with our partners to ensure the passage of these lifesaving bills in future sessions.
This bill expands the list of crimes for which "Good Samaritans" aiding a person experiencing an overdose cannot be charged to include all misdemeanors.
Stories can be in the form of an email, a phone call that’s transcribed, a pre-recorded video or a recorded Zoom meeting.
Joanna can include them in written testimony that will influence the hearings.
"No-one wants to hear from me - they want to hear from you! People sharing real experiences with legislators is the most impactful way to influence legislation. They need to know there is a problem to be solved.” - Joanna Diamond, Director of Public Policy