The COVID-19 pandemic delayed routine screenings and primary care visits, leading to worse health outcomes for many Marylanders and their families. Unfortunately, as we continue to emerge from the pandemic, health insurers are making matters worse and interfering with the relationship between patients and physicians by blocking access to critical and timely care. To alleviate these barriers, Maryland lawmakers must take action to help improve access to health care for patients, particularly those living with chronic conditions.
Opinion: Md. patients face burdensome insurance barriers to lifesaving health care. Lawmakers must act now to improve access
February 14, 2023