| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:53 PM
You wouldn't know it from our nation's debate over Obamacare, but the U.S. has had government-supported health care for nearly 80 years. Not only that, but our nation bolsters a retirement level well beyond the thin safety net provided by Social Security,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Cameras that stream live to police stations and patrol cars, new entry systems in all schools and a state-of-the-art visitor identification system are part of a $3.7 million plan unveiled Tuesday to improve security in Baltimore County public schools....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Workers in Maryland would be guaranteed seven paid sick days a year under a bill introduced Thursday in Annapolis, eliminating what advocates say is an "impossible choice" that thousands of mostly low-wage employees are forced to make between preserving...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets.
These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Harford County teachers want their salaries to begin moving higher after several years of stagnation, but not at the expense of the health care benefits they receive, the head of their union said earlier this week.
Harford County Education Association...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Harford County has a civilian labor force of approximately 140,000 people with a population of about 249,000.
The private sector accounts for the largest share of jobs held by county residents, 62,000 in all. According to the Harford County Office of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Dr. Ruth H. Singer, a retired physician who was a state health administrator and later worked in AIDS and HIV treatment at Chase Brexton Health Services, died of pancreatic cancer May 27 at her North Baltimore home. She was 69.
"What one loved about Ruth...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Ernest B. Crofoot, a former labor organizer who later headed Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday of complications from cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88.
"Ernie was one hell of a trade...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler urged state regulators Tuesday to cap the amount that insurers can raise premiums under the new health care law to no more than 5 percent until more is known about how the sweeping federal legislation will...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:18 AM
The Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners honored two local men Monday for their work with the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation, a nearly 15-year-old nonprofit which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for community projects in Bel Air and the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:11 AM
Legislation to strengthen violence prevention standards at health care facilities across the state has been withdrawn in the Senate — ending its chances for passage in Annapolis this session.
Sen. Katherine Klausmeier, a Baltimore County...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Thirteen insurers have submitted plans to offer health insurance on the state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform, that begins open enrollment in October.
The plans must still be certified by the state....