BUILD Supports 1000 Jobs Proposal

BUILD attended the Health Services Cost Review Commission meeting on November 18 to show its support for the 1000 Jobs Proposal created by seven area hospitals.  One-quarter of one percent in a hospital reimbursement rate would fund these 1000 primarily health care outreach worker jobs in distressed areas across Maryland, mostly in Baltimore City.  The HSCRC staff recommended against the rate increase (click here for more info), but BUILD testified to the importance of the jobs to both improve city residents’ health and to address the entrenched poverty at the root of April’s unrest.

Read more here: Funding in jeopardy for 1,000 new jobs