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I want to give a heart felt thank you to everyone who visits & participates in this group.






Thank you all for making this a great place to discuss Martin O'Malley.

MO'M peeps! this thread needs a little love, and a few kicks to get to the Front page!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251414952#top

Martin and the ACA announcement:

I am posting this here, because I know things tend to get lost in the big groups and I want our MO'M friends to know this.

This was the OP, and it was awesome: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141127138#top

Source: 4President.us

BALTIMORE, MD— Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold subsidies in The Affordable Care Act, Governor Martin O'Malley released the following statement:

"The Affordable Care Act has helped more than 17 million Americans access quality and affordable health coverage. Now that the Supreme Court has, once again, upheld the Affordable Care Act, we must continue to build and improve upon this hard won-progress. With the national goal of universal coverage now affirmed, we must reduce costs by improving wellness. Innovations for better coordinated care, personalized medicine, and the alignment of profit incentives to promote wellness make all of this possible."


Read more: http://blog.4president.org/2016/2015/06/martin-omalley-praises-scotus-ruling-to-uphold-subsidies-in-the-affordable-care-act.html


The following is my response, and I really think it is important. It's not just about saying he was ahead of the game, it is about the fact tha tO'Malley wanted health care availability for ALL back in 2007.

And that includes immigrants.. http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=1127662

He knew right out of the gate how important this legislation would be.

HE actually asked the state legislature to pass Maryland healthcare act (to expand health coverage) in his State of the State address in 2007. http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc5300/sc5339/000113/003000/003297/unrestricted/20070069e.html

Health Care

In order to begin to turn around the alarming healthcare trend of rising costs and a rising number of uninsured Marylanders every year, I ask that you pass the Maryland Healthcare Act. Among other things the act will:

• Create a Health Insurance Exchange to help small businesses find more affordable coverage for their employees – on a pre-tax basis.

• It will require insurance companies to allow younger adults up to age 25 to be covered under their parents' policies.

• And it will also provide healthcare coverage to more children in our state.

I also ask for your support for several other initiatives in this year's proposed budget:

• $25 million for Stem Cell research – a 66% increase over last year's appropriation.

• The restoration of Medicaid healthcare benefits to legal immigrant families, including 3,000 children.

• And over $100 million to strengthen our provider systems by increasing reimbursement rates for doctors participating in our State's Medicaid Program.


When physicians and other providers do not receive adequate compensation for the services they provide, it threatens the quality and effectiveness of our healthcare system. Therefore, as part of our legislative agenda, I ask for your support of the task force on Health Care Access and Physician Reimbursement.

I also ask for your support to create a Life Science Advisory Board – as a potential precursor to a true Life Sciences Authority – so that we can more effectively grow an industry that already employs 57,000 people in and around places like NIH, Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland and the Food and Drug Administration, to name just a few.

And finally on healthcare, I ask for your support of a Universal Vaccine Purchasing Task Force, so we can better understand how to protect Marylanders against the flu and other foreseeable diseases.

Because healthcare is a battle of a thousand partial victories, I look forward to working with Chairman Hammen, Chairman Middleton and others in the weeks ahead, as we roll up our sleeves to craft ways to improve healthcare coverage and our healthcare outcomes.





O'Malley and Sanders to attend a town hall at Netroots Nation:

And here is the best part, it will be a town hall between Governor O'MAlley and Senator Sanders.

http://www.netrootsnation.org/gov-omalley-and-sen-sanders-to-participate-in-netroots-nation-town-hall/

Former Maryland Gov. O’Malley and Sen. Sanders of Vermont will participate in the Town Hall on Saturday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. To date, the Clinton campaign has declined our invitation to participate. We are hopeful that as the date approaches the campaign will reconsider addressing this core progressive community who are most eager to hear from her. The Town Hall will include a moderated audience Q&A.





Seeing these two in a town hall is going to really differentiate the two candidates.
If Clinton decides to join it would be the first (unofficial non debate) debate we have. This is big news.

original post: http://www.democraticunderground.com/12811072

MO'M will be at NetRoots Nation!

And here is the best part, it will be a town hall between Governor O'MAlley and Senator Sanders.

http://www.netrootsnation.org/gov-omalley-and-sen-sanders-to-participate-in-netroots-nation-town-hall/

Former Maryland Gov. O’Malley and Sen. Sanders of Vermont will participate in the Town Hall on Saturday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. To date, the Clinton campaign has declined our invitation to participate. We are hopeful that as the date approaches the campaign will reconsider addressing this core progressive community who are most eager to hear from her. The Town Hall will include a moderated audience Q&A.



O'Malley heading to Charleston to pay respect to Senator/Reverend Clementa Pinckney.

The trip will be short as the former Democratic Maryland governor is scheduled to arrive in Columbia midday and will head directly to the State House. O'Malley plans to pay his respects to the senator, who was shot and killed along with eight others in the Charleston church massacre last week, and fly out after an hour.

A group of state senators and representatives will accompany a horse-drawn caisson carrying the body of Pinckney through Columbia as they walk down Main Street to the capitol. Senator Pinckney will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/24/politics/omalley-south-carolina-pinckney/index.html

Glad to see him doing this.

Editing to add this from WaPo:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/06/24/presidential-hopeful-martin-omalley-among-those-paying-respects-to-slain-s-c-pastor/
On a previous trip to South Carolina, an early presidential nominating state, O’Malley paid a visit to the Charleston church. Pinckney pulled together a group of clergy and community leaders to meet with O’Malley in the basement of the church and gave him a tour, according to one of O’Malley’s associates.


MO'M In Iowa:



https://twitter.com/omalleyforia


12:00 PM - Sioux City House Party
3:30 PM - Carroll House Party
6:30 PM - Ames House Party

https://martinomalley.com/iowa/june-28th-2015/

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces he has cancer.

X-Posted from the Maryland group.
Gov. Larry Hogan announces he has an aggressive form of cancer of the lymph nodes.

The governor said there is a "very strong chance of success, beating it altogether and getting rid of the cancer."

"My odds of beating this are much, much better than my odds were at beating Anthony Brown," Hogan said.

"This latest challenge will require my attention and focus," Hogan said. "Fortunately, I'm blessed with a wonderful family."
http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/governor-to-make-announcement/33712810 He is giving a live presser right now.

Sending best wishes for his recovery.

Governor Hogan announces he has cancer

http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/governor-to-make-announcement/33712810

Gov. Larry Hogan announces he has an aggressive form of cancer of the lymph nodes.

The governor said there is a "very strong chance of success, beating it altogether and getting rid of the cancer."

"My odds of beating this are much, much better than my odds were at beating Anthony Brown," Hogan said.

"This latest challenge will require my attention and focus," Hogan said. "Fortunately, I'm blessed with a wonderful family."

Maryland Crime Stats & Trends:



Source: Maryland Governor's Office of Crime & Prevention.

I am unsure why 2014 is not yet listed, perhaps the new Governor is just not that into posting this information?

And this from the same page:

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