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Health Care

Affordable and reliable health care is a basic human right. All Marylanders deserve affordable health care.

As a daughter, mother and grandmother, and small business owner, I know how important it is to have affordable and accessible health care for all. During my first term in the Senate, 2019 to 2022, I was fortunate to serve on the Senate Finance Committee. Health care policy is one of the major issues the committee considers and legislates. Serving on the Finance Committee has allowed me to be directly involved in all aspects of health care policy in Maryland.

The Committee has heard and investigated topics regarding:

I sponsored several bills during the 2022 session to address health care concerns:

Much of the legislation I sponsored is brought to me from the community. One very serious issue that happened in Anne Arundel County led me to introduce SB611, State Board of Dental Examiners – Training and Disciplinary Processes – Revisions. It provides a more efficient way to investigate dental practices that are causing harm to patients. It was unconscionable to allow a dentist to continue to practice for 13 years when hundreds of patient complaints had been received.

Several other extremely important bills that passed the General Assembly in 2022:

I hope to return to the Senate to continue to work on these and other important health issues.