Recent modifications to healthcare regulations have had a considerable effect on politics in Columbia, Maryland. Immediate, local, and incremental reforms have been more politically feasible than more comprehensive change. Advocates also agree that the constituency has been largely neglected by popular reformers. This is partly due to the lack of interest or total exclusion of grassroots organizing strategies by popular reformers.
Nevertheless, much of the explanation lies in the nature of the social movements themselves. Activists have prioritized other demands that are more pressing and immediate than long-term health system changes. This includes the right to organize for the labor movement, the elimination of segregation for the civil rights movement, reproductive rights for the feminist movement, research on diseases, and access to medicines for the AIDS movement. In the 1930s, some CCMC leaders became members of politics by joining committees created by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt. Historian Alan Derickson argues that this was a crucial flaw in the campaign for health safety as union leaders did not recruit union members in battle. The recent changes to healthcare laws have had a profound impact on politics in Columbia, Maryland. These changes have made it easier for grassroots movements to advocate for universal health care and have increased awareness of health-related issues.
It has also highlighted the importance of immediate and local reforms over comprehensive change.