WHITE PLAINS, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) participated in a roundtable discussion this afternoon with the Charles County Health Department in White Plains, Maryland. During the conversation, the group discussed the importance of lowering prescription drug costs and protecting Marylanders with pre-existing conditions.
"Ensuring all families in Maryland have access to quality, affordable health care remains one of my top priorities," said Congressman Hoyer. "I was pleased to meet with representatives from the Charles County Health Department, as well as the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, to discuss the importance of protecting access to affordable health care for individuals with pre-existing conditions. I also appreciated the opportunity to hear directly from some of my Fifth District constituents who have diabetes. Learning more about the struggles they face with access to care and how they manage their conditions was an important aspect of our conversation today."
"For far too long, many families in Maryland have struggled with the cost of prescription drugs, including those, like insulin, that have seen prices triple in recent years," continued Congressman Hoyer. "It's critically important that Congress takes action to address this issue. Already this Congress, House Democrats have introduced legislation and House Committees have held hearings to achieve this objective. I will continue to advocate for expanding access to quality care to all families in our state."