Proclamation: Cover the Uninsured Week

Proclamation: Cover the Uninsured Week

Commissioners' President Greg Snook presented a proclamation designating May 1-8, 2005 as "Cover the Uninsured Week" to Kery Hummel, Joy Taylor and Mark Smith of the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center (WMAHEC). The proclamation said that 44 million Americans do not have health care coverage, and that 8 out of ten uninsured people are from working families. Uninsured people live with more sickness, and die younger than those with coverage. People suffer needlessly because they go without the health care they need. With costs climbing rapidly, employees and working families in the community find it harder to afford coverage. The proclamation recognized the urgency of seeking solutions to the problem and called on all citizens to observe "Cover the Uninsured Week". Hummel in turn presented the Board with a plaque honoring the eighth year of proclamations in the County.

Photo Caption: L-R Snook, Hummel, Taylor, Smith