The Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing was created in 1992 (Chapter 395, Acts of 1992). Legislators from standing committees with diverse jurisdictions that affect health care join together on this committee to consider and study Maryland health care delivery and financing. The Committee oversees and studies health care issues, including access to health care; retention of the Medicare waiver; the Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid); cost containment mechanisms; health insurance coverage; and shortages of health care labor.
Of the Committee's fourteen members, seven are senators chosen by the Senate President, and seven are delegates appointed by the House Speaker. The Senate President and House Speaker jointly appoint a senator and a delegate as co-chairs (Code State Government Article, sec. 2-10A-02).
July 10, 1998
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