Get Out the Vote

May 16, 2022
This year, for the first time in a century, contests for Maryland’s four statewide constitutional offices—governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and comptroller—will not have any incumbents on the ballot. Plus, 15% of state senators and 20% of delegates will not run for re-election.

Turnover among our state’s elected officials offers us an opportunity to educate future leaders—the candidates—about our priority issues and to build more health care champions.

For the first time, MHA will host five top candidates for governor in a series of exclusive, virtual conversations with hospital leaders. The inaugural event is this Friday. It is an opportunity to hear directly from our next governor about his or her health care platform—and for us to tell them what’s important to the field.

Hospitals and health systems comprise one of the largest employers in Maryland. We’ll use this process to showcase the strength of our field as a key voting block candidates must prioritize.

This is one of several efforts MHA is spearheading to showcase the strength of Maryland hospitals and your 120,000 employees during the 2022 election season. MHA also sent questionnaires to candidates for governor and the General Assembly that ask their views on key issues, like workforce, liability, and our Total Cost of Care Model.

We’ll share outputs from the candidate forums and the questionnaires with the field ahead of early voting in Maryland’s July 19 Primary Election. (For questions about either effort, please contact Nicole Stallings).

The best way to make sure Maryland’s elected leaders share our values and your commitment to advancing health and health care is to vote. MHA will help you to get the information and resources you need before you cast your ballots.

Bob Atlas
President & CEO 
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