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As a physician, I am keenly aware of the challenges that all Americans face when it comes to health care.  The previous president’s health care law only made things worse – the cost of insurance has gone up along with healthcare costs, while the quality of care and choice of providers has gone down, especially for our seniors.

I believe people with preexisting medical conditions should retain access to insurance. However, real reforms are necessary to make quality health care coverage more affordable and accessible.  Tort reform will do away with frivolous lawsuits and reduce health care costs for everyone.  Everyone should be able to purchase insurance across state lines – competition always provides the best possible product at the lowest possible price.  And finally, we must preserve and strengthen the doctor-patient relationship.  Physicians, not government bureaucrats, should provide guidance on medical decisions that affect you and your family.

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April 1, 2021 In The News

It’s not everyday you get a United States Congressman to administer your shot, but that’s exactly what people got today in Salisbury.

Congressman Andy Harris,  who’s also a doctor, put his medical experience to good use today at the state’s mass vaccination site at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.

Rep. Harris says that the Lower Eastern Shore will be well covered for vaccinations soon with sites giving over 2,0000 vaccines daily.

March 16, 2021 In The News

Congressman Andy harris, M.D., joined the Harford County Health Department on Tuesday, March 16th to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible Marylanders.  Dr. Harris was excited to lend a hand for the day, and is excited that, thanks to Operation Warp Speed, we have multiple COVID-19 vaccines in less than a year and are about to turn the corner on this pandemic.

March 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., announced that Choptank Community Health in Denton has been selected by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to directly receive COVID-19 vaccine doses for distribution in the community.  Choptank Community Health is one of 700 health centers nationwide that has been selected to administer these additional vaccines to underserved, rural, low-income, or minority patient populations.  Currently, Choptank

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today reacted to the Biden Administration’s second delay of a Trump era executive action which would lower the consumer cost of insulin and EpiPens in community health centers.  The Administration is now planning to delay the cost-saving rule until July 20th, four months after their the previous delayed launch date of March 22nd, and a full six months after the initial implementation date the Trump Administration had est

March 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) and fellow physician Members of Congress called upon the acting HHS Secretary to utilize his statutory authorities to consider immediately revising the COVID-19 mRNA vaccination Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) based upon the growing body of scientific data and studies indicating that changes to vaccine administration regiments could save tens of thousands of lives.

Congressman Harris issued the following statement:

February 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today wrote Governor Hogan and the Maryland Acting Secretary of Health, urging them to prioritize and consider using all available vaccine doses for first dose administrations.  In his letter, Dr.

February 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., is once again calling for the reopening of schools following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releasing guidance today to help schools execute this essential action.  Congressman Harris has called for school reopenings since last summer, including recently

January 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., issued the following statement after the Biden Administration halted a Trump era executive action that would lower consumer cost of insulin and EpiPens by requiring community health centers to pass on all discounts and savings from insulin and EpiPens to patients or risk losing access to federal grant dollars:

December 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen today announced nearly $1.9 million in new federal funding to help strengthen local and community partnerships to prevent youth substance use.

November 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The GOP Doctors Caucus released the following statement after New York Governor Cuomo commented on Operation Warp Speed vaccine safety:

“Governor Cuomo seems so desperate to prevent any progress that may occur under this administration that he is willing to disparage the credibility and independence of the scientists and doctors who are working around the clock to save lives. His comments that it is ‘bad news’ that the Pfizer vaccine is proving to be effective are both extremely sad and dangerous for the health of Americans.