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Perhaps no issue is affecting our families more on a daily basis than healthcare. From concerns on the rising costs of healthcare, to the ongoing opioid epidemic, Senator Miller is focused on these issues. When the federal government voted to destabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senator Miller convened a meeting with Governor Hogan and Speaker Busch to come to a commonsense compromise to stabilize the industry in Maryland. Working in a bipartisan manner, they were able to ensure that costs would be lowered for Marylanders in 2018.

Senator Miller understands the impact the heroin and opioid epidemic has on our communities. In 2017, Senator Miller led the charge to pass landmark legislation which the American Medical Association called “among the most comprehensive bills in state legislatures”. This bipartisan package increased treatment for those who need it, increased funding for evidence-based tools such as drug courts, and increased penalties on those bringing drugs such as fentanyl into our community.