| Feb 27, 2014
| 7:12 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:20 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I've been running around the country hawking my new book, listening to what people are saying, and scribbling notes about what a new Republican platform should contain — at least what one should contain if we ever want to win again.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:06 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:07 PM
On Feb. 1, the Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame will induct five new members. Since being established in 1997, the Hall of Fame has honored 68 men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to Howard County women's athletics.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur called for tightening of Maryland's laws on long guns Thursday night in the wake of the shotgun attack that took three lives at The Mall in Columbia Saturday.
Her proposal came as the Montgomery...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:43 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The Maryland health exchange, where uninsured and underinsured can buy insurance, reported that 26,832 people have enrolled through the website for private coverage as of Jan. 25. That's up 1,655 from last week's report.
Another 1,800 people were...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The company that ran Baltimore's problematic speed cameras in 2012 will not retain its contract for billing ambulances fee in Anne Arundel County after an audit discovered multiple problems.
The county requested an audit of Xerox State and Local...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:22 AM
It may be that some minimum wage earners would be harmed by an increase in the minimum wage because they would lose their jobs. But what about those who keep their jobs?
A more surprising result is this: Some minimum wage earners who keep their jobs...