HB 694 Testimony-Writing Happy Hour
Start: Friday, February 25, 2022• 6:00 PM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
This is a virtual event
Pour yourself a drink and hang out with EMDMaryland as we prep for HB 694's very first hearing
About the event
Gather virtually on Zoom with EMDMaryland and help us submit written testimony in support of HB 694 before committee hearings begin next week.
Never submitted testimony before? No worries! Join us on Friday, February 25 from 6-7PM, and our EMDMaryland organizers will coach you through the process.
You will receive a Zoom link via email after you register for the event on this page. Log on for a fun and low-pressure hour as we take action to bring justice to Maryland patients together.
About HB 694: The Justice for Hospital Patients Act
HB 694 responds to a report released last year by an independent state agency. Looking at data from 2017 and 2018, the agency found hospitals collected around $60 million annually from Maryland patients who were legally entitled to free healthcare.
Yep, you read that correctly. That’s $120 million stolen over just two years from financially strapped Marylanders who, according to state law, were eligible for free hospital care. Instead of providing the free care the patients qualified for, Maryland hospitals took their money.
HB 694 matters today because it would put hard-earned cash back in the hands of low-income Marylanders who were robbed by the hospitals that were supposed to care for them. HB 694 gives hospitals the chance to make things right.
Join EMDMaryland on Friday, February 25 and show your support for HB 694!