| May 29, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Significantly fewer people have been going to Maryland hospitals this year without health insurance, according to new data provided to The Baltimore Sun by state officials, who now say the rates that hospitals charge will rise more slowly for everyone....
| May 31, 2014
The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of 16 medical experts appointed by the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services, has recently recommended that former and current smokers, ages 55 to 80, receive annual CT scans to test...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:49 PM
In his recurring dream, Jose Villegas still gets up in the predawn darkness at his Carroll County farmhouse, loads his riding helmet and boots into the trunk of his Toyota Corolla and drives 75 minutes to Laurel Park.
His favorite part of the dream...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:39 PM
A settlement was filed in bankruptcy court Tuesday that could provide $100 million as early as next year to victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, lawyers said.
New England Compounding Center, its owners,...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:48 AM
As is inevitable in an election debate, the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor stated as facts some things that, to put it kindly, could use a bit more context. We'll parse three of them for you.
Brown on the health exchange
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The vast majority of people who bought health insurance through the state's new online marketplace chose plans offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's dominant insurer. Even more called the carrier and enrolled directly, according to data...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Almost 18,680 people asked for more time to sign up for insurance through the state's health exchange because they had trouble with the website during open enrollment, but exchange officials said Tuesday that many have already had their issues addressed....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:15 PM
As their review of the county executive's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget got under way Thursday, Harford County Council members criticized the Risk Management Office for requesting a 10 percent budget increase mostly to hire more security officers....
| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Since 1966, residents 65 or older have been able to sign up for Medicare, the federal government's health plan for seniors. But there are now private plans available, as well as a drug plan, giving people more options — but also raising more...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:19 PM
A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:08 PM
A few years ago, Richard Larison was leading efforts for Johns Hopkins Medicine International to expand health care access at a local hospital in Panama City, Panama, when a thought popped into his head.
"You know, there are still people in my own...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The recent passage of Maryland's Marijuana Decriminalization Bill was an act of rebellion. Not against society's norms, but against one man: House Judiciary Chairman Joseph Vallario.
The bill easily passed the Senate and had overwhelming support from...