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Maryland Has Lowest Hospital Prices for Consumers

April 29, 2010

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Why can’t other states be as good as Maryland? I knew Maryland was ahead of other states in health care. After all, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is reputedly the best hospital in the world. And this CNN news report by Elizabeth Cohen reveals surprising facts about hospital profits in Maryland. Did you know that […]

What Health Care Reform Means For You, If You LIve In Maryland

March 23, 2010

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Here’s a message from Gov. Martin O’Malley today after President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill that passed the House and Senate into law. A Message from the Governor Healthcare for 32 Million More This morning, I joined President Obama following the signing of landmark health care reform legislation that will provide health […]

Opponents Rage Against Health Care

March 22, 2010

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Anger over health care has ripped a jagged tear in the fabric of American society.  I hope the damage can be mended, but the prospect is for still more vindictive rhetoric, stoking the anger and deepening the divide. Emotions on both sides ran unusually high Sunday. The Democrats were celebratory after winning, but they seemed […]

Frank Kratovil On The Wrong Side of History

March 22, 2010

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I am sorry to report that my congressman, Rep. Frank Kratovil, wakes up on the wrong side of history this morning. Last night, Mr. Kratovil was the only Democrat from Maryland to vote NO on the health care reform bill. He then voted NO on the Reconciliation package to fix the flaws in the Senate […]

So What Will It Be? Change or Status Quo?

March 21, 2010

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The way forward in history is never led by the timid. Every advance in human rights is resisted by defenders of the status quo.  Change through democracy is difficult and loudly opposed. Do you think the signers of the Declaration of Independence were worried about re-election? They were revolutionaries, with no guarantee of success.  Benjamin […]

Ask Frank Kratovil to be a Can-Do Congressman

March 16, 2010

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We’re almost to the end of the debate on health insurance reform. It hasn’t been pretty.  It hasn’t been handled well by anyone — House, Senate, Democrats, Republicans, President Barack Obama. President Obama was naive in trusting Congress to act responsibly. Chalk it up to inexperience.  In return for the president’s trust, Congress acted like […]

Marylanders Leading Fight for Health Care

February 25, 2010

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Maryland is well-represented in President Barack Obama’s health-care showdown today, live and televised from Blair House. As President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walked across the street to the White House for the lunch break, the president paused for an impromptu one-on-one with Rep. Steny Hoyer, the congressman from Southern Maryland, who also happens […]

Health Care: Are Your Representatives Part of the Problem Or Part of the Solution?

February 21, 2010

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Maryland On My Mind has never done this before, but today I’m posting an e-mail in it’s entirety from TrueMajority, which is associated with MoveOn.org. But first, I would like to propose a simplified health-care bill, something along the lines of: This act extends Medicare to all U.S citizens. The U.S. courts shall impose penalties […]

Health Care Bill Passes, 220-215; Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn Win Big One For Obama (Kratovil Votes No)

November 8, 2009

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[picapp src=”8/3/9/3/Obama_Meets_With_5b90.jpg?adImageId=7217279&imageId=6989840″ width=”500″ height=”357″ /] Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Whip James Clyburn, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer [picapp src=”8/f/0/3/Nancy_Pelosi_Holds_11ad.jpg?adImageId=7217459&imageId=4862172″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] We saw democracy in action tonight. Democracy is not a sure thing. How small is the margin between success and failure.  Between victory and defeat. Progress and regression. How many votes […]

Message to Rep. Frank Kratovil Regarding Health Care

November 7, 2009

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Here is a message I sent to Rep. Frank Kratovil today through his Web site, http://kratovil.house.gov/index.html. Rep. Kratovil Thank you for releasing a statement explaining your position on the health care bill. The reasons you give for opposing the bill ring hollow to me: i.e. the bill doesn’t reduce health costs enough, and the bill […]