Statement from Governor Martin O'Malley Following the Passage of Health Care Reform
ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 22, 2010) –Governor Martin O’Malley issued the following statement today following the passage of federal health care reform:
“Under President Obama's leadership, finally, we will begin to control the rising cost of healthcare in America, improve the ability of all Americans to take their children to a doctor, and put the American people back in control of their healthcare decisions.
”These reforms ensure that for every American family no person can be turned away by insurance companies due to a pre-existing health condition and provide immediate tax relief for small businesses throughout our country.
“In Maryland, these national reforms will build on our efforts to expand healthcare to more Marylanders, especially our children, close the prescription drug 'donut hole' for our seniors, and crack down on fraud, waste and abuse. This legislation will also help bring down costs for Maryland taxpayers and businesses by reducing the hidden tax of uncompensated care.”