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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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.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of two $125,000 federal grants to Cecil County and Mosaic Community Solutions (Pocomoke City) for their drug free communities programs. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy awarded the grants through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program. This program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of $151,616 in federal grants from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding was obtained via HRSA’s Quality Improvement Awards, which are designed to help health centers further strengthen quality improvement activities and expand quality primary health care service delivery.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced he has become an original co-sponsor of the Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives today. This bill would help support the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, which mobilizes and provides grants to community coalitions working to prevent and reduce youth substance and opioid use.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement after becoming an original co-sponsor of House Resolution 1026, which urges that local jurisdictions be empowered to make the decisions on re-opening schools:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., as well as U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all-Maryland) announced the award of $515,449 for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding will be used for the purchase of a patient engagement telehealth platform.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $360,624 federal research grant to Salisbury University from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering. According to HHS, Academic Research Enhancement Awards support biomedical research projects conducted by faculty in academic institutions that have not been major recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research awards.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $1,096,958 federal grant to Choptank Community Health System, Inc., located in Denton. The funds were awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Center Cluster program.
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) announced that the Wicomico County Government will receive $58,008 in federal grants from the Department of Justice’s Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program. Specifically, the CESF Program allows States, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.