Too many Marylanders do not have a primary care physician, either because they lack insurance, information, or access to care, or feel that they do not need one. Evidence shows that many long-term health problems develop over time, and access to primary care can improve outcomes and prevent dangerous conditions later. Having served on the Health Government Operations Committee for the past 8 years, Sid will push for investments in primary care clinics and services to improve public health and reduce long-term costs.
Some examples of legislation Sid has supported on this issue include:
HB578 Public Health - Medications to Treat an Opioid Use Disorder - Preferred and Nonpreferred Medications
HB837 Public Health - Maternal Mortality and Morbidity - Implicit Bias Training and Study
HB1208 Telehealth – Mental Health and Chronic Condition Management Services – Coverage and Pilot Program
HB847 State Coordinator for Autism Strategy and Advisory Stakeholder Group on Autism-Related