supporting our families and seniors
The State of Maryland has been recognized nationally for several key societal advancements, with Healthcare being one of them. Our State possesses The Johns Hopkins Hospital, which has been nationally and internationally ranked as a top-tier hospital for several decades.
However, on a more local level, Prince George’s County has had a few issues in regards to Healthcare. Affordability and access are two issues that are near and dear to my heart. As a grandson of four individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer, I know all too well the struggles a family endures when a loved one is ill.
I am encouraged knowing that our county will be receiving a brand new hospital facility in Largo, Maryland located right by the Largo Town Center Metro Station. This facility will open up numerous amounts of opportunities for our citizens to receive adequate healthcare. But alongside of this initiative should be plans to reduce the ever-rising costs of healthcare.
Working in Annapolis, I would receive call after call from my neighbors who lived on a retirement fixed income and, due to the rise in the cost of living, it was becoming increasingly hard to make ends meet every month. As saddening as that is, hardly anything has yet to be proposed to combat and resolve this issue and that is something
that I cannot stand for as a leader.
My plan is to establish homeowner property tax discount assistance programs and property tax postponement for individuals over the federal retirement age. This assures them that they do not have to worry about choosing whether to pay medical and heating bills or rent and groceries.
During economic hardship, our government should preserve their retirement funds and pensions. I am strongly against any efforts that intend to cut pension plans for senior citizens just to balance the budget. These individuals have earned their right to a good quality lifestyle after working to enhance our county and state economies; let us not cut away their sources of income and devalue their livelihoods.