| May 3, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Maryland tapped the nonprofit Seedco to help implement health care reform despite a $1.7 million settlement the agency agreed to in December to resolve a federal fraud suit.
The U.S. government sued the agency, saying it defrauded a federal employment...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:38 PM
On April 17, State Senators Joe Getty, R-Baltimore and Carroll counties, and Ed Kasemeyer, D-Baltimore and Howard counties, shared anecdotes and answered questions from about 50 McDaniel College students who had gathered in a lecture room at Hill Hall for...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"You know, I actually believe my own bull----."
That's what President Barack Obama once told a reporter. If the man ever uttered a statement that spoke more to his approach to politics, I haven't heard it.
Whether it stems from a grandiose...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The talk in Washington and among opinion leaders around the country's budget issues today centers on "balance" and "responsibility." Many conservatives declare that these terms mean that there should be no new revenue, only spending cuts to programs...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Those who are poor, minorities and living on the Eastern Shore, Baltimore City or Prince George’s County are more likely to be uninsured, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday.
The Small Area Health Insurance...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 5:00 AM
With the exciting news that Maryland has received a new federal grant of $123 million to support the establishment of its health benefit exchange — a critical component of President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act —...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:53 PM
State lawmakers put finishing touches last week on plans to apply federal health care reforms in Maryland come Jan. 1. But who becomes newly insured — and at what cost —still worries stakeholders as the state speeds toward becoming one of...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:27 AM
The poverty rate in Baltimore held steady last year with about 1 in 4 counted as impoverished by the U.S. Census Bureau — a situation that economists say reflects the fits and starts of the nation's economic recovery.
After a jump of more than 4...
| Sep 27, 2012
The Oval Office isn't the place to learn on the job. That was the line from both Hillary Clinton and John McCain in 2008. In fairness, that's always the argument the more experienced candidate uses against the less experienced candidate (just ask Mitt...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:03 PM
The prospect that the federal government could go over the so-called "fiscal cliff" is hanging over many of the decisions that must be made on Maryland's tax and spending plans, the leaders of the General Assembly said after meeting Thursday with Gov....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Congressional candidates for Districts 1 and 2 addressed issues, such as the economy, partisan voting and Social Security during a moderated forum at Harford Community College Thursday night.
Some candidates went so far as to take political jabs at the...