| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Republican Larry Hogan released his first negative television ad of the campaign for governor Friday. It hits a point already hammered by Democrat Anthony Brown's opponents in the primary: Brown's role in the flubbed state health exchange.
What the ad...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will be on hand in Baltimore this week to receive an award for improving federal health policy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to a national...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
There is a growing demand for quality post-acute care in less expensive settings as a result of the increase in the number of aging Americans. Choosing the right center during a difficult time can be overwhelming and intimidating — I know from...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Federal auditors looking into Maryland's flawed health insurance exchange are subpoenaing documents as part of their probe and have sought information from the lead contractor hired by the state to build the site.
North Dakota-based Noridian Healthcare...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The dominant carrier on Maryland's health exchange, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, will raise premiums beginning in January, though not nearly as much as the company wanted, state regulators announced Friday.
CareFirst won approval to raise rates as...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Maryland health exchange officials plan to contact every person who bought one of their insurance plans last year to get them to re-enroll in November.
Most of the nearly 79,000 people who gained private coverage in the state under the Affordable Care...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Are you aware that under Medicare you are entitled to an annual wellness visit to your primary care physician once every 12 months? Even though Medicare does not cover a routine physical exam, it does pay for the annual wellness visit, which comes under...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Between the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine and the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, it's difficult to get domestic news on the front page this week, let alone good news. But the improved finances of Medicare deserve the public's attention,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Shortly, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a highly-anticipated decision that could go a long way in determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the religious liberty rights of conscientious family business owners who simply wish to continue...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:40 AM
In recognizing that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby can hold religious beliefs that trump secular laws like the Affordable Care Act's requirement that women have access to contraceptives without out-of-pocket costs, the Supreme Court has moved...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Maryland officials are poised to again review their Medicaid rolls for those who no longer qualify.
The state ceased such reviews for six months as it worked to open the new online marketplace for people to buy public and private insurance plans and...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...