A Cumberland Times-News article discuss Allegany County’s high rate of child poverty. The article was
centered around data released in 2011 KIDS COUNT data book and contains quotes from Executive
Director Becky Wagner and Research and Policy Associate Al Passarella.
ACY commends the Governor’s Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, its Co-Chairs, Lieutenant-Governor Brown and Secretary Colmers and the Council staff for their hard work in preparing the Final Report and Recommendations submitted to the Governor on January 10, 2011. The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) last year offered the states an unprecedented opportunity to change the face of health care. Governor O’Malley and the State of Maryland responded by creating a transparent process for developing a road map to comply with the requirements of the ACA and “take full advantage of the once in a generation opportunity to lower costs, expand coverage and improve health services”. (Executive Summary) Additional information about the Coordinating Council and its proceedings can be found at www.healthreform.maryland.gov