The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. President:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 636 - Medicaid Managed Care Organizations - Continuity of Care.

This bill requires the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to adopt regulations that allow a Medicaid enrollee to choose the Medicaid managed care organization in which to enroll and the primary care provider to whom the enrollee is assigned.

House Bill 1227, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 636.

Parris N. Glendening