Save 75% - Only $49.99 for 1 full year! digitalPLUS subscription offer ends 12/1
NewsOpinionReaders Respond

Mizeur deserves credit for health care expansion [Letter]

Regarding your editorial on Del. Heather Mizeur's claim to have provided health care coverage to 50,000 children, the policy change that made the difference was indeed her idea, and she worked with her colleagues to make it happen ("Spin control," May 8).

Ms. Mizeur has subsequently been invited to explain to other states how it can be done.

Early in her legislative career, when Ms. Mizeur first talked with colleagues about the large number of eligible poor children not covered by Medicaid, the response was always "there's nothing we can do, we can't make them more eligible."

It took Ms. Mizeur's creative problem-solving to suggest a solution. She does have a right to take credit for that, and if you're covering this campaign you ought to know about it.

Katharine Rylaarsdam

-
To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Polls are not in public interest
    Polls are not in public interest

    Mileah Kromer discusses the reasons that the results of pre-election polls concerning the race for governor were largely incorrect, particularly the timing of the polls on which media and the campaigns relied ("Hogan and Brown: tortoise and hare?" Nov. 12). I do not doubt that she is largely...

  • Purple Maryland
    Purple Maryland

    It's safe to say the election is over, and we are all anxious to see what "color" our state will be. Are we now red with a base of blue or still blue with a splash of red ("Republican sees spending as key for governor-elect," Nov. 14)?

  • Race played no role in Hogan win
    Race played no role in Hogan win

    I read Thomas Schaller's column ("Race had a role in Hogan's win," Nov. 11) regarding Larry Hogan's win over Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the 2014 Maryland gubernatorial election. He basically states that the areas Mr. Hogan won had more white people then black.

  • Reader to The Sun: Hogan won, get used to it
    Reader to The Sun: Hogan won, get used to it

    I agree with letter writer David Byran that Governor-elect Larry Hogan has done Maryland and the entire country a great service ("Good riddance to "O'Malley," Oct. 10).

  • Is Hogan inevitable in 2018?
    Is Hogan inevitable in 2018?

    I couldn't decide whether I was more amused or bemused by Richard J. Cross III's op-ed about the possible Democratic candidates for governor four years from now ("Who will challenge Hogan in 2018?" Nov. 15).

  • Enough with the talk of race in analyzing elections
    Enough with the talk of race in analyzing elections

    Race, racism, racist. I am so tired of hearing these words whenever a candidate loses or a policy is defeated ("Race had a role in Hogan's win," Nov. 11). Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown lost to Larry Hogan because Mr. Brown ran one of the worst campaigns in recent Maryland elections. He even...

Comments
Loading