| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Maryland regulators have released the details of the rates they have approved for the nine companies that want to sell policies on the state's new health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act, and the average rates for individuals buying...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Aetna Inc. said Friday it canceled plans to sell insurance on Maryland's new health insurance exchange, set to open Oct. 1 as part of the federal health care reform law, after regulators cut the rates it could charge consumers for its plans.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:19 AM
With full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) less than two months away, Marylanders may expect their health insurance to become more affordable. It's right there in the title of the law, after all. However, if you plan on buying an individual...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Blaming the cost to implement health care reform, the state's largest health insurer has proposed eye-popping rate increases to state regulators for individuals and small businesses.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates an average of 25...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Over the summer, Dulaney High School accrued many honors, and as of June the school was elevated to the status of a Model Green School.
This distinction, which is possible only for school that earn "Green School" designation two years, was bestowed based...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Thirteen insurers have submitted plans to offer health insurance on the state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform, that begins open enrollment in October.
The plans must still be certified by the state....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:31 PM
A Maryland group led by Howard County health officer Peter Beilenson has received a $65 million loan under federal health reform to start the state's first insurance co-op, a consumer-owned nonprofit that will compete against private insurers to sell...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 5:00 AM
I pay my taxes.
I will not offend your intelligence by pretending to enjoy it. Writing that check is about as enjoyable as a chain-saw root canal. But I don't resent it, either.
I pay my taxes because this is how we the people pay for things we deem...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Margaret E. Faya, a retired medical records supervisor at Spring Grove Hospital Center, died June 21 of complications of an infection at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 91.
Born Mary Elizabeth Burkman in Baltimore, she grew up...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Singing the praises of major U.S. insurance companies is not a common pastime on these pages, but recent events require at least a stanza and perhaps even a chorus. Such is the tuneful news that several have decided that no matter how the U.S. Supreme...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Miriam Brand just graduated from the University of Maryland and does not have a job, but she does have health insurance.
The 22-year-old diabetic is among the 2.5 million Americans who were allowed to stay on their parents' policies because of the...
| Oct 14, 2011
On a brisk autumn morning perfect for a leisurely drive, I set out from Baltimore en route to Maryland's westernmost county.
With its rolling hills dotted with farms, mountain vistas and cornfields, plus dense forests gleaming with brilliant fall hues,...