| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:45 PM
As Obamacare crumbles under the weight of its own complexity and dwindling popular support, Americans gain the opportunity to make genuine, systemic changes in health care funding, namely a single-payer program of Medicare-for-all. ("Md. weighs options...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
It was a year of significant changes in how health care is delivered in Maryland. Here are some highlights:
Rocky rollout for Obamacare
Years of effort preparing for the Affordable Care Act culminated with the opening of state and federal health...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Three years after touting his medical background as he campaigned for Congress, Rep. Andy Harris is emerging as a top spokesman in opposition to Obamacare — and taking on other health policy issues as well.
For Harris, a Baltimore County...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era.
Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Harford County Department of Community Services - Office on Aging employee Janet Wright has been named the Harford County Employee of the Month for December. Wright is the senior health insurance programs coordinator.
Wright is always eager to handle...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Howard County Public School System retirees 65 and over are outraged and scared because of a three-year health plan assigned to them starting Jan. 1. The Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as University of Maryland Medical...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
An unqualified executive at an Owings Mills medical firm allegedly reviewed X-rays and other tests, potentially endangering patients, according to court documents filed by federal authorities.
The allegations were laid out in the documents by the FBI,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Medicare-eligible retirees in the Howard County Public School System will have a new insurance plan come Jan. 1, but significant concerns have been expressed by some retirees that the plan isn't accepted by their health care providers.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Maryland health officials on Friday turned over to the federal government a plan that would overhaul how hospitals are paid for treating patients to promote lower admissions and better care.
The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene plan would...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:17 AM
House Republicans shut down the government to prevent the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The GOP controls neither the White House nor Senate, and Republicans enjoy their House majority despite collectively receiving more than 1...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:42 AM
While the tentacles of Washington dysfunction reach all national demographics, one often overlooked group is our young adults — affectionately termed the "Millennials."
Obvious evidence of this has been Congress' inability to thus far keep...