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Gov. Hogan issues emergency health orders

| Jan 5, 2022 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan issued a number of emergency orders on Tuesday to address rapidly increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland. Aside from declaring a state of emergency, the governor called for the creation of alternate care sites, holds on nursing license expirations, and interstate health care license reciprocity.     Data...[ Read More ]

COVID hospitalizations in Maryland triple, spurring Governor’s response

| Dec 23, 2021 | Maryland

A post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID-19 cases—driven in part by the Omicron variant—are pushing hospitalizations in Maryland back up to levels similar to early 2020 and last winter’s surge. Current hospitalizations exceeded 1,500 this week, more than tripling the numbers in one month and surpassing those during the initial Delta variant...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Q&A w/ Dr. Margaret Moon, Spending Affordability Briefing, HCBS rate increases

| Nov 23, 2021 | Maryland

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it’s through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Maryland, or sponsoring our events,...[ Read More ]

Gov. Hogan urges U.S. Senate to reject Build Back Better Act after it passes through House

| Nov 19, 2021 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan released a statement today criticizing the Biden Administration’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 220-213.     Hogan said the following: “For the past seven years, Maryland has had the greatest economic turnaround in America because...[ Read More ]

Health disparities within Maryland’s vaccination benchmarks

| Oct 25, 2021 | Maryland

Today, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that 98% of Maryland seniors are now vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total adult population to over 85% vaccinated. He said the state is now encouraging all eligible Marylanders to get a booster dose. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson booster doses were approved for certain...[ Read More ]

Senate confirms Dennis R. Schrader as Secretary of Health

| Apr 7, 2021 | Maryland

The Maryland Senate confirmed Dennis R. Schrader as Secretary of Health in a 45-2 vote with Sens. Clarence Lam and Mary Washington being the two dissenters.     Schrader stepped into the role of Acting Secretary of Health after Robert R. Neall retired on Dec. 1. The choice was seen...[ Read More ]