| Oct 24, 2012
We're closing in on Election Day, but the questions about what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would do if elected are only growing larger. Rarely before in American history has a presidential ticket campaigned on such a blank slate.
Yet, paradoxically, not...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The Supreme Court's recent ruling on federal health care reform may have settled legal concerns, but the heads of Maryland's top insurer and two largest medical institutions said there are still unanswered questions and worries about the law.
| Jan 17, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Teachers, local elected officials, affluent Marylanders and health care providers are among those likely to be aggrieved Wednesday when Gov. Martin O'Malley releases his budget for next year.
As part of a plan to address Maryland's $1 billion budget...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley today submitted what is likely to be among the most controversial budget proposals in his two terms in office. Faced with a $1 billion gap between projected spending and revenues, and committed to a goal of finding real solutions to...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:00 PM
Most states, including Maryland, are not doing enough to protect the public from tobacco or prevent related disease, according to the latest assessment from the American Lung Associationdue out today.
In its 10th annual State of Tobacco Control Report...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:05 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed budget was assailed on many fronts Wednesday as county executives, education advocates, Maryland hospitals and Republican leaders began making their case against the $36 billion spending plan.
Some said cuts in payments to...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The next two and a half months appear destined to provide a defining moment for Gov.Martin O'Malley's second term in office. If his agenda for the remainder of this General Assembly session doesn't match the intensity of his effort during 2007's special...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Upper Chesapeake Health recently announced it has agreed to participate in the Hospital Engagement Network led by VHA Inc., the national health care network.
As part of its Partnership for Patients initiative, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid and the...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:00 PM
At the new $1.1 billion Johns Hopkins Hospital there will be Xboxes and a basketball court for kids, sleeper-sofas for families, single rooms for all patients, an improved dining menu and extensive soundproofing.
It's part of an effort to make the...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 6:40 AM
A Crofton man pleaded guilty guilty in Massachusetts Superior Court to multiple charges of Medicaid fraud for using pieces of paper clips in root canals instead of standard stainless steel posts, according to an announcement today from the Maryland...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:51 PM
A Maryland corrections division that provides inmate labor has backed out of a data entry contract with the health department after state auditors found that prisoners had access to some patients' personal information, which was supposed to have been...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Shortly before Gov.Martin O'Malleytook the rostrum in the House of Delegates for his State of the State address today, his office issued a preview of the speech in the form of a word cloud — a visual representation of the most-used words in the...