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Health Care Reform (2009)

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  • How will health reform affect dental coverage?

    How will health reform affect dental coverage?
    Much of the attention over what changes federal health reform will bring has focused on doctor visits and hospital stays. But what about dental care? Tequila Terry, director of plan and partner management for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange,...
  • Sen. Boxer promotes health care reform during visit to Los Angeles

    Sen. Boxer promotes health care reform during visit to Los Angeles
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) attacked Republicans on Thursday for their repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare, saying threats to shut down the government or limit the debt ceiling are irresponsible and ineffective. “The big problem we have are...
  • Delay in ACA's employer mandate nothing to celebrate

    Delay in ACA's employer mandate nothing to celebrate
    The glee with which Republicans greeted the delay in the employer coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act is heartless. Although it is politically motivated, such reveling will prove to be a political obstacle to Republican election chances in 2014....
  • Congressman Bobby Scott offers details of changes under Obamacare

    Congressman Bobby Scott offers details of changes under Obamacare
    A diverse standing-room only crowd packed Norfolk City Council chambers for an information session on the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, known as Obamacare, on Monday night. In his third presentation in a week, U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby"...
  • Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare: study

    Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - If uninsured young Americans shun the new health plans offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, it will be because the insurance costs too much and not because they don't expect to need much medical care,...
  • A growing disaffection with Obamacare

    As a supporter of universal health care who has spoken with many Marylanders on the issue, I can tell you that Justin Cuffley's recent commentary is representative of a growing disaffection with a health care system that puts profits ahead of people ("A...
  • Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far

    Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far
    WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth. Seven months since its...
  • DWP contract: City Council should seek healthier deal with IBEW union

    DWP contract: City Council should seek healthier deal with IBEW union
    Supporters of a proposed contract for unionized workers at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power argue that it's a good deal for the city. Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller estimates that the proposal would generate real (i.e., inflation-...
  • Complaining about government when you're part of it rings a little hollow [Editorial]

    U.S. Rep. Andy Harris certainly is the darling of Harford County's conservative voters, who make up a large contingent of the local people who participate in the election process. There's certainly no mystery as to why he's able to draw crowds like...
  • A supporter sours on Obamacare

    A supporter sours on Obamacare
    Like many other disadvantaged Baltimoreans, I need Obamacare. But I don't want it. I recall staying up late into the night watching C-SPAN a few years ago. I watched to see then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bang her gavel, ushering in an era of health...
  • Here's how to get subsidy to buy health insurance

     Here's how to get subsidy to buy health insurance
    As health care reform kicks into high gear, many Americans are asking: Will I qualify for a government subsidy to buy health insurance under the new health care law, and when do the changes kick in? Eligibility depends on your income, family size and...
  • Anthem says: Here's your health insurance; oops, never mind

    Anthem says: Here's your health insurance; oops, never mind
    Jennifer Frankenberg recently learned that she had been approved to receive much-needed health insurance from Anthem Blue Cross. She also learned that she'd been denied coverage because of preexisting conditions. All in the same day. On one level,...
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  • U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule

    U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule
    Juggling the rising cost of textbooks, tuition, food and rent is a little more manageable now for rising University of Maryland, Baltimore County senior Keyerra Jeter, thanks to a June 1 raise in starting pay to $9 per hour for Gap Inc.'s 65,000...
  • A bumpy year for Maryland's economy

    A bumpy year for Maryland's economy
    Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year. But not in 2013. That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce names new CEO

    Maryland Chamber of Commerce names new CEO
    The Maryland Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that it has picked the head of a chamber in Western Maryland to succeed its retiring CEO. Brien Poffenberger, CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce for the past decade, will step into...
  • 5 Questions with Merritt Properties' Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey, the chairman and CEO of Merritt Properties, knows he sometimes meets raised eyebrows when he identifies himself as a developer. As a leader of a company with the largest privately held real estate portfolio in the state, it's an attitude...
  • E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive

    E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive
    E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent...
  • Top Democrats push package for better business climate

    Top Democrats push package for better business climate
    Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy. Senate President Thomas V....
  • Brown attacks Gansler for favoring corporate tax cut

    Brown attacks Gansler for favoring corporate tax cut
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, sharply criticized one of his rivals Wednesday for supporting a proposal to cut Maryland's corporate income tax. The Brown campaign released a statement saying...
  • Doctors propose limiting charges on workers' compensation pills

    Doctors propose limiting charges on workers' compensation pills
    Facing criticism from Baltimore and nearby counties over high drug bills, doctors who prescribe marked-up medication under Maryland's workers' compensation system have proposed capping their prescription fees. But the doctors' proposal would allow them...
  • City Council votes for 'ban the box' law

    City Council votes for  'ban the box' law
    Baltimore's City Council voted unanimously Monday to ban employers from asking about an applicant's criminal record until after a job interview¬† — a sweeping requirement that supporters say will make it easier for ex-convicts to get jobs. But some...
  • Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says

    Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says
    Maryland's employment base shrank by nearly 10,000 jobs in January and grew at a much weaker pace last year than originally estimated, the federal government said Monday. The state had about 23,000 more jobs in December than a year earlier, down from the...
  • Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal

    Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal
    With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue. The business...
  • City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work

    City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work
    At 36, Jason Easley has made a living waiting tables, tending bar and laboring on construction jobs. He feels he's qualified to do other things, but he can rarely get an interview — a problem he blames on drug and assault convictions. The West...