March 16, 2018
As a member of the House Health and Government Operations committee, I have a “bird’s eye” view of the issues facing Marylander’s when it comes to health care. Obviously, a huge factor is rising cost of health insurance.
Barrack Obama said, “I believe people want health insurance and what is stopping them from having it is cost. It stands to reason if insurance was cheaper more people would buy it.” I agree with our former President, but unfortunately, cheaper prices are not what Obamacare has delivered. Health insurance for healthy working people especially in the individual market has skyrocketed.
I introduced HB 1509- MD Health Benefit Exchange - Individual Exchange - Copper Plans to Lower Rates. This bill proposes an additional health insurance option, mainly geared to healthy people who otherwise would opt to forgo health insurance due to the skyrocketing cost on the individual market.