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  • Harris floats Obamacare change to address budget

    Harris floats Obamacare change to address budget
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris on Thursday proposed increasing the share states would pay to expand Medicaid under Obamacare as a way to roll back deep federal budget cuts known as sequestration -- an idea that met with quick opposition from supporters of...
  • Fallacies in the arguments against raising the gas tax [Letter]

    Fallacies in the arguments against raising the gas tax [Letter]
    I have seen several letters posted in response to The Sun's recent advocacy for an increase in the federal gas tax ("The toll on America," Dec. 5). All of them contain amusing fallacies. One fellow wants to abolish the federal gas tax and simply rely on...
  • Pa. woman getting emails from Maryland health insurance shoppers by mistake

    Pa. woman getting emails from Maryland health insurance shoppers by mistake
    Elisabeth Smith is not a navigator hired by the Maryland's health exchange. She can't help anyone sign up for health insurance. Please stop emailing her. Smith isn't sure who is handing out her personal email address, a Gmail account, and she asked...
  • State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion

    State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion
    Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment. Enrolling more lower-income residents...
  • O'Malley to push emergency bill to provide retroactive health coverage

    O'Malley to push emergency bill to provide retroactive health coverage
    The O'Malley administration will propose emergency legislation to provide retroactive health coverage to people who tried to sign up by the end of the year but were stymied by the technical problems that have plagued Maryland's online insurance exchange....
  • Former Md. health exchange director given five wage increases

    Former Md. health exchange director given five wage increases
    Rebecca Pearce, who resigned under pressure in December as the director of the state's troubled health insurance exchange, was given five wage increases during her nearly 27-month tenure — including one scheduled raise after she stepped down,...
  • 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...
  • The value of Medicaid [Editorial]

    The value of Medicaid  [Editorial]
    Last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration announced that it had exceeded its goal for enrolling low-income Marylanders in the Medicaid program as part of the health insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to improving the...
  • As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise

    As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise
    Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...
  • 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...
  • Uninsured, scared and angry [Letter]

    Uninsured, scared and angry [Letter]
    I called and waited over 80 minutes to get a website problem fixed on Maryland's online insurance exchange ("O'Malley to push emergency bill to provide retroactive health coverage," Jan. 3). I first called by Dec. 18 and was told I qualified for Medicaid....