The State of Maryland spends billions on healthcare, and hundreds of thousands of our neighbors are covered by Medicaid. With Donald Trump and congressional Republicans playing chicken with healthcare, Marylanders expect Governor Larry Hogan to fight for us.
Unfortunately, Larry Hogan picked a health secretary who needs “extensive on the job training” and is “ill-prepared to handle the triple threat of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the potential loss of the state's Medicare waiver and an out-of-control opioid crisis.”
Standing up for our healthcare, the General Assembly prohibited Larry Hogan from paying his health secretary. The law is clear: The Governor cannot pay someone without the legislature’s approval. Just like Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, now Larry Hogan is playing chicken. His press secretary said the Governor will ignore the law and keep the health secretary on the job.
It is time for politicians like Donald Trump and Larry Hogan to stop playing chicken with our healthcare. Add your name to the growing list of Marylanders who want Larry Hogan to obey the law and fight for us.