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  • Sun headline on Aetna was misleading

    Sun headline on Aetna was misleading
    I am writing to address a recent, front page article in The Sun that has left me deeply concerned with the standard to which the Sun's articles are being held. The headline, "Aetna pulls health plans" (Aug. 3), is in obvious conflict with a later...
  • Maryland seeks out uninsured to inform about health reform

    Maryland seeks out uninsured to inform about health reform
    As Maryland health officials prepare for nationwide health reform, the goal is clear: enrolling the state's estimated 800,000 uninsured residents. But finding them is a challenge. There is no master list or map of the uninsured, who make up 14 percent...
  • Don't clobber drivers

    Don't clobber drivers
    Drivers who buy their car insurance through the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, the state's auto insurer of last resort, seem always to be the door mats of the State House, but that comparison might be too generous. Rugs get a little respect every...
  • How to lower city car insurance costs

    As executive director of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, I applaud The Sun's editorial, "Relief for Baltimore drivers" (Sept. 3) and share the concerns it raised about the cost of automobile insurance in Baltimore City. Many city drivers...
  • Bel Air commissioners to vote on municipal SWAT team agreement

    Bel Air commissioners to vote on municipal SWAT team agreement
    The Bel Air town commissioners are scheduled to vote during their Sept. 16 town meeting on an Inter-Agency Police Services Agreement, designed to cement Bel Air Police officers' participation in a municipal SWAT team. The team would be have officers from...
  • The cost of our disproportionate fear of terrorism

    The cost of our disproportionate fear of terrorism
    Many of us fear improbable and uncommon dangers more than everyday ones. This suggests we've got our anxieties backward. Think of flying versus driving. White-knuckle fliers, haunted by images of fiery plane crashes despite air travel's safety record,...
  • Maryland Insurance Administration announces consumer information opportunities in Harford

    The Maryland Insurance Administration, a state regulatory agency, will offer a variety of consumer materials on all types of insurance products from annuities to title insurance and health, auto and homeowners insurance. Trained staff will be available...
  • Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange

    Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange
    Small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates Maryland regulators approved Tuesday. The Maryland Insurance...
  • 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...
  • Health care calls for 'care' as much as 'health'

    Health care calls for 'care' as much as 'health'
    My mom showed me the spot on her face recently diagnosed as skin cancer. "I showed it to my dermatologist last time, but he just kept saying it was psoriasis," she said. Finally, on her last visit, she insisted he take a closer look, and bingo. Basal...
  • Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say

    Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say
    An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify Baltimore-area hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers...
  • 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...