Meredith Cohn

Writer

Meredith Cohn came to The Sun in 2000 to cover commercial real estate after nearly a decade covering politics and business. Most of her recent time, however, has been dedicated to health and medicine, following all the advances in research at local institutions and the launching of the state’s online health insurance exchange. A runner since junior high and a particular eater for almost as long, she tries to keep up on health and fitness trends.

Recent Articles

  • Maryland officials consider higher Obamacare rates after federal subsidies cut

    Maryland officials consider higher Obamacare rates after federal subsidies cut

    Maryland insurance regulators said Monday they were working to minimize the pain from last-minute rate increases for those buying plans sold under the Affordable Care Act by limiting the increases to certain consumers. The proposed rate hikes became necessary last week when the Trump administration...

  • More than 40 percent of Maryland children experience traumatic events

    More than 40 percent of Maryland children experience traumatic events

    More than four out of 10 children in Maryland have experienced a traumatic event such as the death or incarceration of a parent, or a drug addiction or mental health problem of a family member, according to a new analysis of national data. Nationally, the so-called adverse childhood experiences,...

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness gets new CEO

    Foundation Fighting Blindness gets new CEO

    The Foundation Fighting Blindness announced Wednesday that it has named Benjamin Yerxa as its new CEO, effective immediately. The Columbia-based foundation funds research for treatments and cures for inherited retinal diseases. It currently funds more than 150 researchers across the globe. Officials...

  • Maryland health department gets $7.5 million to support home visits for families

    Maryland health department gets $7.5 million to support home visits for families

    A federal grant of almost $7.5 million to the Maryland Department of Health will go to helping teach parenting skills and provide other resources to pregnant women and parents of young children, health department officials said Wednesday. The department will use the funds from the U.S. Health Resources...

  • Lawmakers seek clarity on asbestos cases stacked up in Baltimore courts

    Lawmakers seek clarity on asbestos cases stacked up in Baltimore courts

    Maryland state lawmakers, concerned about a years-long backlog of asbestos cases lingering in Baltimore City courts, sought clarity Tuesday from attorneys who represent those sickened by the insulating material and lawyers who represent industry. But the sides could not agree on the number of people...

  • Health exchange works to counter confusion over Obamacare

    Health exchange works to counter confusion over Obamacare

    Major last-minute changes at the federal level to the Affordable Care Act and additional rate increases at the state level threaten to undermine enrollment in health insurance this year, but Maryland health exchange officials are sticking to a goal of signing up at least as many people as last...

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