Union nurses celebrated earlier this month after the introduction of the Healthy Maryland Act of 2018, which would create a single-payer healthcare program in the state. “With hundreds of thousands of Marylanders still uninsured, and far too many more struggling with medical bills, Maryland desperately needs guaranteed healthcare for all,” said Melody Jones, an NNU member and registered nurse in Maryland. All Marylanders would be automatically enrolled in the program, regardless of pre-existing conditions or where they work. “We know that a more humane, comprehensive health system based on patient care and need, rather than ability to pay, is possible,” she added. Read more here.
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