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Public Health in Tough Times

Date:
February 18, 2009 (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland)

Presented by:
MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Speakers:

Vinny 
Vincent DeMarco, JD, MA
President, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative
Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Schneider

Glenn Schneider, MPH
Director, Health Policy & Planning
Howard County Health Department

Content

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Topics

  • An overview of the Maryland General Assembly process
  • A summary of recent major legislative victories to expand health care access in Maryland
  • Summary of public health bills being considered by the 2009 General Assembly
  • A discussion of the Health Care Affordability Act of 2009
  • A further discussion of proposals to protect hospital patients from harmful debt collection policies; insurance reforms; and educating doctors about quality and cost effectiveness of prescription drugs
 

 

 

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