As Washington Remains Stuck in Gridlock, Governor Hogan Delivers Results on Health Care, Infrastructure, and Economic Relief

While Congress remains stuck in gridlock on key issues, just thirty miles down the road, Governor Hogan is continuing to deliver results for the people of Maryland.

Today Governor Hogan announced a record-high enrollment of more than 166,000 Marylanders in the state health insurance marketplace. This milestone comes after Maryland health insurance premiums for the individual market have declined over 30% since 2018 – the same year Governor Hogan signed into law bipartisan and innovative reforms. While Washington has continued to debate whether to focus on expanding health coverage or reducing costs, Governor Hogan has been achieving both.

While Washington has failed to act on America’s crumbling infrastructure, Governor Hogan is moving forward on completing the largest P3 transit project in North America. Yesterday, the Maryland Board of Public Works voted unanimously to approve an agreement to finish the Purple Line and save Maryland taxpayers $550 million. Governor Hogan has also been a national advocate on this issue, leading a year-long initiative as chairman of the National Governors Association focused on pushing federal leaders to finally take action.

After more than eight months of partisan bickering, Washington has still failed to pass a fourth stimulus package. Meanwhile, just last week, Governor Hogan announced a series of additional COVID-19 economic relief initiatives, including emergency tax relief for small businesses and rental support for those who need it. In addition, he has continued to urge Congress to reach an agreement, pulling together a group of six Republican governors for a joint statement and writing an op-ed in USA Today just in recent days.