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Health Care Reform (2009)

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  • Q&A with Maryland's health-care reform chief

    Q&A with Maryland's health-care reform chief
    Carolyn Quattrocki may not be well known to most Marylanders, but she is a longtime Annapolis insider. So it’s not surprising that the former special assistant to then-Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. and former deputy legislative officer under...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • Community health centers brace for health reform

    Community health centers brace for health reform
    Uninsured and diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Northeast Baltimore resident Dorothea Townes visits Chase Brexton Health Services' Mount Vernon clinic at least once a month to pick up medications and get checkups. "It's a big difference," Townes, 49, said...
  • Will Obama leave a legacy?

    Will Obama leave a legacy?
    Second presidential terms are supposed to give the occupant of the Oval Office a voter-endorsed ticket to pursue a more favorable narrative place in the history books. Barack Obama's second time around, however, is developing more as a rerun of his...
  • Obamacare on the ballot is bad news for the president

    Obamacare on the ballot is bad news for the president
    The political football of health insurance, supposedly taken off the playing field in 2012 by the Supreme Court decision declaring the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional, is being kicked around again. The Obama administration...
  • City to pay consultant $420,000 to monitor money-saving efforts

    City to pay consultant $420,000 to monitor money-saving efforts
    Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved a payment of $424,000 to a financial consultant to monitor the city's money-saving efforts. The action by the Board of Estimates would bring the total payments to Public Financial Management Inc., a...
  • Sun editorial board endorsements

    Obama for president     Four years ago, President Barack Obama took office as the economy was in steep decline with millions in the process of losing their jobs, the nation was locked in seemingly endless military conflicts, Wall Street firms were...
  • Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform

    Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform
    Marylanders who buy health insurance on a state exchange under health reform could see their premiums jump as much as 25 percent under rates approved by state regulators, but those increases are less than insurers sought. Maryland Insurance...
  • Maryland shows Obamacare can be affordable

    Maryland shows Obamacare can be affordable
    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...
  • Congress' approval rating matters

    Congress' approval rating matters<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy. While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
  • Aetna pulls health plans from state insurance exchange

    Aetna pulls health plans from state insurance exchange
    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. Aetna was...
  • The Affordable Care Act will make insurance less affordable

    The Affordable Care Act will make insurance less affordable
    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...