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  • Frequently asked questions about Medicare

    Frequently asked questions about Medicare
    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...
  • What plans are offered on Maryland's health insurance exchange?

    What plans are offered on Maryland's health insurance exchange?
    Marylanders who need insurance under health reform because they don't have it through their employer or a federal plan will be able to get it from a state exchange. Maryland Insurance Commissioner Therese M. Goldsmith discusses the kinds of plans that are...
  • Tom Clancy dies at 66

    Tom Clancy dies at 66
    Tom Clancy, the Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" subsequently inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, died Tuesday after a brief illness at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 66. His...
  • Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'

    Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'
    Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
  • Maryland health exchange enrollment continues to tick up

    Maryland health exchange enrollment continues to tick up
    The Maryland health exchange, where uninsured and underinsured can buy insurance, reported that 26,832 people have enrolled through the website for private coverage as of Jan. 25. That's up 1,655 from last week's report. Another 1,800 people were...
  • Abingdon man pleads guilty to bilking AFLAC out of commissions

    An Abingdon man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony theft scheme that involved bilking a national insurance company he represented out of sales commissions. Michael Paul Citro, 30, of Phillips Choice Court, pleaded guilty in Harford County Circuit Court...
  • Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say

    Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say
    When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy. But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....
  • Local governments confront questionable claims

    Local governments confront questionable claims
    Police officers rushed into the downtown parking garage, weapons drawn. As Detective Anthony Fata sat bleeding from a leg wound, officers scrambled around corners and up stairwells, frantically searching for a "junkie-looking black male." The...
  • Investing in lower health costs [Editorial]

    Investing in lower health costs  [Editorial]
    Maryland's health care system faces its greatest transformation in a generation — not because of the state's troubled health insurance exchange or even directly because of the Affordable Care Act but because of a change in the state's decades-old...
  • Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]

    Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]
    Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
  • More study needed on birth injury bill [Editorial]

    More study needed on birth injury bill  [Editorial]
    Maryland's litigation-based system for compensating families whose children suffered from birth-related neurological industries doesn't work well for anyone. It isn't great for the families, who only get the financial assistance they need if they can...
  • No point in studying flawed idea of a birth injury fund [Letter]

    No point in studying flawed idea of a birth injury fund [Letter]
    The editorial "More study needed on birth injury bill" (March 12) supports the creation of a "task force" to study the implementation of a "new" system for handling medical negligence cases involving birth-related neurological injuries, similar to a...