| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week, it is unclear whether the state can overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut and meet its...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Gayle Hafner, a senior staff attorney of the Maryland Disability Law Center and a co-founder of Medicaid Matters Maryland who was an outspoken advocate for those with disabilities, died March 22 of a heart attack during an operation at the University of...
| Apr 5, 2014
Studies document the extraordinary unmet legal needs of low and middle-income people. To appreciate this, visit Baltimore City's Rent Court, where hundreds of tenants, including families with children, face eviction and homelessness. Or watch a docket...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The former owner of St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay up to $37 million to resolve allegations that cardiologist Mark G. Midei put hundreds of patients through unnecessary heart stent procedures, according to court documents.
As many as 273...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The board overseeing Maryland's health exchange voted unanimously Tuesday evening to scrap its dysfunctional website and adopt software developed by Deloitte Consulting and used by the more successful health exchange in Connecticut.
The software is...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Maryland is ditching the health insurance exchange it has spent tens of millions in federal and state dollars to develop, and Gov. Martin O'Malley's critics are heaping well-deserved condemnation on him for the debacle. Where they go wrong is in...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:14 AM
One last round of website crashes, jammed call center lines, frustrations and delays marked the end of Maryland's first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act and ensured that the launch of the Maryland Health Connection will go down as...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Much of the debate over the minimum wage in Maryland this year has focused more on increasing the pay for those who care for people with disabilities ("Still no wage agreement in Annapolis," March 25).
The chairman of the state Senate Finance Committee,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Edward Brown heard a radio ad recently and realized the clock was ticking: If he wanted health insurance, the Baltimore truck driver needed to find time to sign up before the end of March.
He found his way to the downtown offices of HealthCare Access...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce.
While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Maryland will likely dump all or part of the state's health insurance exchange website and adopt Connecticut's system, a move that could make it the first state to abandon a dysfunctional site.
Officials with Maryland's exchange plan to turn to the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:16 AM
This summer, Gov. Martin O'Malley and public health leaders justly celebrated the fact that infant mortality in our state has been driven to a new record low. By increasing access to care and outreach for new mothers and their babies —...