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  • Health insurance bill arrives with a higher price tag than expected

    Health insurance bill arrives with a higher price tag than expected
    When the bill arrived from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, I expected to open it and see that I owed $250 by March 15. Instead it was for $286. That's $36 more than Maryland health exchange website showed my insurance plan would cost. This was the...
  • Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high

    Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high
    With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA. Lambert, the disability program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, said she is...
  • Maryland wraps up late enrollment on its health exchange

    Maryland wraps up late enrollment on its health exchange
    Maryland's health exchange officials say they have contacted all 18,000 people who reported having trouble signing up for insurance through the state's online marketplace before the end of open enrollment in April and added 7,500 people to the rolls....
  • Living with a flawed health exchange [Editorial]

    Living with a flawed health exchange  [Editorial]
    The first hearing of a new General Assembly oversight committee for Maryland's health insurance exchange made clear just how badly dysfunctional it remains four months after its botched launch. Despite millions in additional costs — some of which...
  • 9,600 more people get health plans in Md., weekly report shows

    9,600 more people get health plans in Md., weekly report shows
    The Maryland health exchange has enrolled another 9,600 people in health insurance, according to the exchange's weekly report. The bulk, about 7,500, enrolled in Medicaid, the health program for the poor. Another 2,053 enrolled in private health plans...
  • Consumers remain stuck in the health exchange

    Consumers remain stuck in the health exchange
    Three days after the Maryland health exchange launched its online marketplace for the uninsured and underinsured, Lynn Baklor enthusiastically logged on. Three months later, she gave up in frustration. "You win," she wrote in mid-January to Lt. Gov....
  • Hopkins hospital workers authorize strike

    Hopkins hospital workers authorize strike
    Two thousand Johns Hopkins Hospital workers are set to go on strike at 6 a.m. Wednesday , after the hospital offered a wage proposal Tuesday that the union rejected as inadequate. The union decided Tuesday on a three-day strike after rejecting what it...
  • Medicaid recipients may stay in system even if they don't qualify

    Medicaid recipients may stay in system even if they don't qualify
    Maryland must spend as much as $30.5 million more to provide Medicaid coverage to Marylanders because the state's glitch-riddled health exchange website can't tell whether they are still eligible. It's another problem exacerbated by the software that has...
  • Medicare pays hundreds of millions to Maryland providers

    Medicare pays hundreds of millions to Maryland providers
    Eye specialists, ambulance service providers and clinical laboratories are the biggest recipients of Medicare payments around the country and in Maryland, taking in hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal health program for seniors, according...
  • CareFirst dominates health exchange enrollments

    CareFirst dominates health exchange enrollments
    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...
  • A single-payer Medicaid system for Maryland [Letter]

    A single-payer Medicaid system for Maryland [Letter]
    Regarding your article on Connecticut's health exchange ("Maryland looks to Connecticut as exchange model," March 14), Maryland should copy that state's one-payer Medicaid system for the poor. In 2012, Connecticut's Medicaid program jettisoned its...
  • Md. health exchange enrollment gets a bump

    Md. health exchange enrollment gets a bump
    As the deadline approaches to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Maryland's exchange saw a bump on enrollment in private plans. In the week ending March 15, 4,143 people bought private plans through the exchange website, bringing...