| Aug 14, 2012
| 5:10 PM
An online rant by a man whose sister was killed in a car crash in Baltimore went viral this week after he accused Progressive Advanced Insurance Co. of siding with the driver whose car hit his sister's vehicle in June 2010.
Matt Fisher's Monday post on...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Several local business are among more than 30 insurance and financial professional firms that will be conducting a clothing drive beginning in September to support four metro area nonprofits.
The drive will focus on collecting gently used and new...
| 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 28, 2012
| 3:31 PM
A Maryland group led by Howard County health officer Peter Beilenson has received a $65 million loan under federal health reform to start the state's first insurance co-op, a consumer-owned nonprofit that will compete against private insurers to sell...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Maryland health officials may ask state lawmakers for permission to oversee plastic surgery centers, a move inspired in part by the death of a Lochearn woman after liposuction.
The state health department had already been considering whether to ask...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:21 AM
One hundred years after Theodore Roosevelt proposed studying the European model of nationalized health insurance, America has finally listened. Instead of a direct route to the Bismarck-style system in which the population is divided among multiple...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Change has started to materialize in the Prince George's County health care system, and Laurel Regional Hospital, in many ways, is on the front end of it.
A new hospital president and University of Maryland doctors who manage the emergency department...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:48 PM
If you're stuck in a bad relationship, you might have something in common with the subprime mortgage mess.
Subprime lenders failed to recognize the depth of their problems and ignored them until it was too late, says Yuval Bar-Or, an adjunct professor at...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Baltimore's public housing agency announced Monday it has paid $3.7 million to a former public housing resident who suffered lead-paint poisoning as a young child in the 1980s.
The insurance payment to plaintiff Markeath Justice, now 29, marks the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:22 PM
When the legislature went to work on Gov. Martin O'Malley's gambling bill, one of the first provisions to be rolled back was a sweeping ban on political contributions from casino interests.
As introduced, the bill would have prevented everyone from a...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland.
More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Evelyn M. "Evvie" Spohn, whose career as a registered nurse caring for patients and their families spanned more than 70 years, died Wednesday of heart failure at Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was 93.
"Evvie was really my first...