Democrats host talk on health care in Md.
GRASONVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Democratic Club will host an evening on health care issues in Maryland on Thursday, April 7, at Fisherman’s Inn, Kent Narrows, 6:30 p.m.
Gene M. Ransom III served on the Queen Anne’s County Commission, 20022010. As Commissioner, he fought to improve growth management and environmental policy with the “big box” APFO legislation and an improved Comprehensive plan. Now he advocates for physicians, patients and the public health of Maryland as executive director of MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. MedChi supports state legislators who are fighting to protect the interests of Maryland physicians and patients on legislative and regulatory concerns. Among the goals of MedChi are to promote medical knowledge, achieve high standards for medical education and medical ethics, and secure universal access to health care.
The club will also hear from Stephanie Klapper, outreach director for The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, which has a mission to educate Marylanders about sound ways to achieve quality, affordable healthcare. MCHI advocates for healthcare consumers and engages with local elected officials on issues of public health. Working with business, labor, faith, and health organizations, the MCHI has lobbied for a number of laws to increase access to healthcare and prescription drugs.
Information on MedChi can be found at http://www. medchi.org. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Healthcare For All can be found at http://healthcare forall.com.