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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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September 28, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Beer Institute announced United States Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) as one of its “2021 Beer Champions.” The Beer Institute recognized Harris for his leadership in Congress to ensure the Dietary Guidelines for Americans continue to base its recommendations on the preponderance of scientific evidence.

September 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) today announced the award of $2,436,982 in one-time capital improvement grants to the community health centers serving Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Funding was administered via the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.S.

June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today wrote Governor Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader once again to urge them to put a stop to higher education institutions’ vaccine mandates.  This follows Dr.

June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today wrote Governor Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader to urge them to put a stop to University of Maryland System vaccine mandates given the recent acknowledgement by the CDC and a published study out of Israel citing a strong correlation between the COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis or pericarditis, mostly in young men, typically between the age of 16-30.  The CDC will now convene a meeting of its immunization practices advisory committee this Friday to examine the evidence

June 4, 2021 Page

The GOP Doctors Caucus (@GOPDoctors) is composed of 18 medical providers who utilize their healthcare expertise and backgrounds to develop patient-centered health care policy.  I serve as a co-chair, along with Congressmen Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (OH-02) and Michael Burgess, M.D. (TX-26).  Additional members serving in the 117th Congress are below:

April 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., expressed disappointment after the University System of Maryland mandated that all students, faculty, and staff be vaccinate

April 20, 2021 In The News

In his eastern Maryland congressional district, conservative GOP Rep. Andy Harris is vaccinating his constituents against COVID-19.

He's part of a cohort of physicians-turned-lawmakers on Capitol Hill volunteering to give shots to Americans in their communities, as part of the broader effort to bring the country closer to herd immunity.

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