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Mental Health Association of Maryland supports maternal behavioral health initiatives

| Jun 29, 2022 | Maryland

The Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD), one of the state’s top advocates for behavioral health policy reform, continues to support new developments at the federal and state level.      More health leaders are acknowledging the key link between maternal mental and physical health. According to MHAMD, 15-20% of...[ Read More ]

Health leaders discuss the evolution of workforce policy in Maryland

| Jun 15, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland’s health care employers continue to face the rise of remote work, workforce burnout, and pressure to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that represents the communities they serve.  Three experts shared remarks on how the state should work to strengthen the health care workforce at our 2022 Maryland State...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Del. Kenneth Kerr

| May 24, 2022 | Maryland

As a member of the House Health and Government Operations Committee, Del. Kenneth Kerr (D-Frederick), is following the progress of the State-Based Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program, which aims to make health coverage more accessible for low-income Marylanders age 19-34.     The program operates on the Maryland...[ Read More ]

Upcoming changes to Maryland Medicaid ahead of post-PHE disenrollments

| Apr 29, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland Medicaid stakeholders met on Thursday to discuss the program’s next steps in light of what could be the last extension of the federal public health emergency (PHE), which ends July 15. Once the PHE ends, so will the freeze on Medicaid disenrollments, causing many vulnerable Marylanders to lose their...[ Read More ]

Maryland legislature overrides Hogan’s vetoes on abortion, paid family leave, and health officer protections

| Apr 12, 2022 | Maryland

Three key health bills will stand after the Democratic-controlled Maryland legislature voted to override several of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes over the weekend.      Last week, Hogan vetoed House Bill 937, which would establish an Abortion Care Clinical Training Program within the Department of Health and outlines requirements for...[ Read More ]

Maryland health workforce and emergency assistance bills heard in committee

| Apr 7, 2022 | Maryland

Two bills aiming to supplement the state health workforce and emergency response system were on the agenda for the House Health and Government Operations Committee Tuesday. The first was a crossover bill sponsored by Sen. Delores Kelley (D - Baltimore). The other was sponsored by committee member Cheryl Landis (D...[ Read More ]