The Department pursues public policy that helps Marylanders – especially those living in or near poverty – access comprehensive health care. The Department also pursues public policy that protects religious freedom with regard to the health care decisions of Catholic patients, Catholic health care professionals, and the Catholic hospitals in Maryland.
The Conference seeks to help Marylanders access comprehensive health care –particularly those who are still uninsured under the Affordable Care Act and those who have difficulty affording comprehensive health care.
Catholic Hospitals and Health-Serving Organizations
Advocate for policies that do no jeopardize Catholic hospitals’ and health-serving organizations abilities to carry out their missions. Promote care for the needs of infants harmed in child birth throughout their lives via the creation of a No Fault Birth Injury Fund.