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  • Md. submits plan to overhaul hospital charges

    Md. submits plan to overhaul hospital charges
    Maryland health officials on Friday turned over to the federal government a plan that would overhaul how hospitals are paid for treating patients to promote lower admissions and better care. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene plan would...
  • Maryland health exchange data privacy under the microscope

    Maryland health exchange data privacy under the microscope
    Marylanders who signed up for coverage through the state's new health insurance exchange did so under the condition that their information could be shared with law enforcement. The policy sparked debate in the conservative blogosphere after the Weekly...
  • Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses

    Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses
    Roughly half of Maryland employers will see their unemployment insurance tax drop by about 70 percent next year, the result of the state's rebound from the recession, the governor said Wednesday. After an annual evaluation of the unemployment benefit...
  • 1,284 Marylanders successfully enrolled in Obamacare

    1,284 Marylanders successfully enrolled in Obamacare
    Among the 106,000 Americans who have successfully signed up in October for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, 1,284 were in Maryland. On Wednesday, President Obama's administration released a report detailing enrollment nationwide....
  • Dropped insurance coverage was no good anyway

     Dropped insurance coverage was no good anyway
    These "insurance" plans that are being canceled because of Obamacare are no better than scam insurance policies ("Obama 'sorry' for health insurance cancellations," Nov. 7). As these stories are examined more closely by journalists, we are seeing a...
  • Equality for mental illness

    Ask anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness or addiction or sought treatment for a family member or friend with such a condition, getting proper medical care can be a huge challenge. Bad enough that those with an illness may themselves...
  • Obamacare better than alternative [Letter]

    Obamacare better than alternative [Letter]
    Obamacare could never have been a success without national and mandatory medical insurance. Take that away and the concept begins to crumble even without the opposition of Republican ideologues. All classes of our society appear delighted to take from the...
  • Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans

    Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans
    Raymond Liu remembers President Barack Obama's promise that people would be able to keep their insurance if they liked it. He liked his, but he won't be able to keep it. As Obama continues his campaign to win over Americans skeptical of the Affordable...
  • The Obamacare repairs [Editorial]

    The Obamacare repairs  [Editorial]
    The Latin phrase, Primum non nocere, or "first, do no harm," is one of the central tenets of the medical profession. It ought to be held as dear by those in Washington who suddenly want to "fix" Obamacare — they first should make sure they aren't...
  • Help for city drivers

    Help for city drivers
    Each year, Allstate Insurance Co. issues a report on the "best drivers" in the nation, and each year, Baltimore drivers fare poorly. The good news is that the company's 2013 ranking has Baltimore moving up to No. 193. The bad news is that they only looked...
  • Maryland to launch ad campaign for health insurance marketplace

    Maryland to launch ad campaign for health insurance marketplace
    Marylanders, with the help of a catchy jingle and the Baltimore Ravens, will urge residents to sign up for new health insurance coverage available through federal reforms in an advertising campaign launching this month, health officials said Tuesday....
  • Md. weighs options after Obama unveils fix to dropped insurance policies

    Md. weighs options after Obama unveils fix to dropped insurance policies
    Baltimore Sun staff and wire reports — With millions of consumers — including 73,000 Marylanders — getting health insurance cancellation notices, President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will encourage insurers to continue...