Healthcare premiums have increased by double digits each year, hurting our small businesses and bankrupting families. Meanwhile, our seniors are seeing their prescription drug costs spike, forcing them to choose between their medications and other basic needs. As governor, I'll work to ensure Maryland makes real progress in ensuring we finally have a healthcare system that works for our families, seniors and small businesses.

Read my plan The Path to MD Care, a plan to enroll more Marylanders into existing programs and reduce future costs for a Medicare For All system in Maryland.

Read my plan MD-Care, a healthcare plan to control costs and provide health insurance to all Marylanders through a Medicare for All system.

In Maryland, we must create a healthcare system that ensures residents are protected, regardless of what President Trump does in Washington. I’ll do what it takes to make sure premiums don’t bankrupt our families and strangle small businesses because we shouldn’t expect to keep paying more for healthcare while getting less and less each year.

As a child and young adult, I struggled with juvenile epilepsy. There were years when I wasn’t covered by health insurance and couldn’t afford the medicine which would have suppressed my seizures. I’ve held friends in my arms after their loved ones died due to a lack of proper health coverage. As a businessman, I’ve seen firsthand how Maryland has lost out on economic opportunities that would have brought good jobs to our state because we could not ensure our healthcare costs would not continue to spike.

My commitment to a Medicare-for-All system is grounded in a belief that healthcare is a moral and economic imperative that we can no longer ignore.

As governor, I will:

  • Implement a Medicare-for-All system that delivers better care for less cost.
  • Stop rising premiums so that Maryland families no longer fear bankruptcy due to an unexpected health crisis.
  • Negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to lower drug prices for all residents, especially our seniors
  • Ensure that the more than 300,000 Marylanders who currently lack healthcare are covered with quality affordable healthcare