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  • Is Obamacare responsible for rising health insurance rates in Md.?

    Is Obamacare responsible for rising health insurance rates in Md.?
    I read with interest your recent article on rising health insurance rates in Maryland ("Health policy hikes OK'd," July 27). While it was troubling to learn that health insurance rates for individuals in Maryland were going up significantly subsequent...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City right on dependent audits

    City right on dependent audits
    Auditing employee health insurance rolls to make sure everyone receiving benefits as a dependent is entitled to them is exactly the kind of thing Baltimore needs to do if it is to have any chance of controlling the cost of government, cutting taxes and...
  • Social Security without permanent leader

    Social Security without permanent leader
    Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard...
  • Lawsuit: Maryland District Court failing to make bail bonds insurers pay up

    Lawsuit: Maryland District Court failing to make bail bonds insurers pay up
    A company that insures bail bonds is suing Maryland's District Court for being too lenient on its own industry. What gives? Lexington National Insurance Corp. says the playing field on which it's competing with rival companies is not level. The...
  • Nationals file $1M suit in 'Smiley Gonzalez' fraud incident

    The Washington Nationals are suing an insurance company in an effort to recover $1million of the signing bonus they gave to a fraudulent Dominican prospect in 2006. The suit reveals new details in the case of the shortstop once known as Smiley Gonzalez, a...
  • Housing agency pays $6.8 million to lead paint victims

    Housing agency pays $6.8 million to lead paint victims
    Using funds meant to help poor families find affordable places to live, Baltimore's public housing agency has paid nearly $6.8 million in long-standing court judgments for lead poisoning suffered by six former residents when they were young children....
  • Difficult justice for lead paint victims

    Difficult justice for lead paint victims
    The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has finally done the right thing in paying the remaining $6.8 million it owed in lead paint liability claims. Had the agency not worked so long to avoid its legal responsibility for the damages caused by past...
  • Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges

    Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges
    A 24-year-old Virginia man who fled the country earlier this year after being charged with arson in Maryland was arrested on Tuesday at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Jose Mejia Pineda had an...