| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:32 AM
With frustration building over Washington's refusal to behave in the public interest, perhaps it's worth noting a drastic solution tried by the Irish.
Last Friday, Irish voters cast ballots on a referendum to abolish the country's Upper House, known...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I can't believe how narrowly focused your recent editorial on Medicaid was ("The value of Medicaid," Jan. 5).
Every time we hear about much-needed programs it is people like me that pay for them. In one sentence they say they're helping middle class and...
| Jan 11, 2014
Beyond the political debates over the Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan consensus about the future of our nation's health care system. Across the political spectrum, officials and experts agree that we must shift from a near exclusive focus on...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said Friday that Maryland should not switch to the federal government's health exchange despite technical problems with the state-run website where the uninsured can buy plans under the Affordable Care Act.
"I think Maryland is...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley took his defense of Maryland's struggling health exchange onto national television Sunday after CNN host Candy Crowley described its rollout as "disastrous by most accounts."
O'Malley's defense came as Rep. John Delaney of the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Although state officials have provided the public scant detail about the troubled launch of Maryland's version of Obamacare, emails and documents show that the project was beset behind the scenes for months by an array of technical issues, warring...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Anyone who thought Obamacare was a problem better be prepared for the new regulations regarding hospital services in Maryland. The state just negotiated an agreement with the federal government that will have an historic impact on health care...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Barbara Gruber has never been happier to pay a bill.
From CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the bill confirmed that the 55-year-old Mount Washington woman had new, affordable health insurance. She bought it on the Maryland Health Connection, the online...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:24 PM
The Maryland Health Connection "Outreach and Enrollment Tour" came to Harford County Thursday afternoon as part of the rollout of the Maryland portion of the federal law known as Obamacare.
In conjunction with SEEDCO, the Harford Community Action...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The state Medicaid program is expanding the types of doctors and other medical providers it will reimburse for providing consultation to patients remotely.
In the past, Medicaid only reimbursed such telemedicine services for mental health consultation....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:47 AM
We don't know what kind of TV ratings the House Energy and Commerce Committee might have drummed up during its more than four hours on C-SPAN today, but we suspect they couldn't have been high. Surely, only a few minutes of testimony about the Obamacare...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:02 PM
The Harford County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host a countywide Affordable Care Act health forum on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 700 N. Post Road in Aberdeen.