Hopkins Study: Lack of Health Insurance cost Marylanders $1.47 Billion in 2002

What the study says to me, is that it is time for universal health care in Maryland. Why? Because it would both save us money and protect our citizens.

For example, one plan to cover all Marylanders has been estimated to cost a little over $600 million. This is big money, but meager when compared to what we spend now to provide care to significant numbers of uninsured Marylanders through social programs.

This study should be a wake up call to the state legislature and Governor O'Malley. If O'Malley has the presidential aspirations we all ascribe to him, this would be a great test of his executive skills. Oh yeah, and it will also save us some big money.

1 comment:

king said...

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