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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • What plans are offered on Maryland's health insurance exchange?

    What plans are offered on Maryland's health insurance exchange?
    Marylanders who need insurance under health reform because they don't have it through their employer or a federal plan will be able to get it from a state exchange. Maryland Insurance Commissioner Therese M. Goldsmith discusses the kinds of plans that are...
  • Understanding Medicaid expansion under health reform

    Understanding Medicaid expansion under health reform
    Medicaid will undergo a major expansion under health reform. Charles Milligan, the state's deputy secretary for health care financing, explains who will qualify. Who in Maryland qualifies for Medicaid under health reform and how do they enroll? Under...
  • Taxes, penalties for individuals, companies who opt out of health reform law

    Taxes, penalties for individuals, companies who opt out of health reform law
    Under the health reform law, everyone who files a federal income tax form is required to have insurance. Most employers also have to offer it. The idea is that for reform to work, everyone needs to enroll so that there is a good mix of healthy and sick...
  • Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]

    Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]
    President Obama is dividing America into two nations — one rich, the other increasingly poor, and both more likely to elect Democrats. Americans growing richer support his policies, and those growing poorer are increasingly dependent on Democratic...
  • A government shutdown isn't the best way to attack Obamacare

    A government shutdown isn't the best way to attack Obamacare
    House Republicans are behaving like children in their threats to shut down the government, especially when they have better options to move their agenda. The House has passed a bill to keep the government funded at current levels after September 30,...
  • Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]

    Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]
    Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television...
  • Brown leads Democrats in governor's race, but many undecided

    Brown leads Democrats in governor's race, but many undecided
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has staked out a sizable lead in the Democratic contest for governor, but the primary race is far from decided as many voters have yet to pick a candidate, according to a new opinion poll for The Baltimore Sun. Bolstered by...
  • Giant and Safeway workers ratify three-year contract

    Giant and Safeway workers ratify three-year contract
    Workers for Giant Food and Safeway stores in the Baltimore-Washington region voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ratify a three-year labor contract that preserves health benefits and raises wages over three years. Leaders with the United Food and...
  • Ehrlich wrong on Jewish views [Letter]

    Ehrlich wrong on Jewish views  [Letter]
    As the beloved Ronald Reagan might say, "there he goes again." Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s hypocrisy ("Liberals, too, get foot-in-mouth disease," Feb. 2) is absolutely mind-boggling. He excoriates "the staggering intolerance … practiced by the...
  • Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism

    Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism
    If Maryland’s bolloxed rollout of Obamacare has taught us anything, it is the failure of technocracy — especially the snake oil the O’Malley administration has been selling since 2006.  The idea that they are a results-oriented, data...
  • Brown's 'substandard' answers on Obamacare

    Brown's 'substandard' answers on Obamacare
    To say Obamacare has had a rough rollout in Maryland (and the nation) is an understatement.  An opening day stumble with glitches and an inoperable website, higher premium costs despite promises that Obamacare would lower costs, delay of the debut of...
  • No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis

    No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis
    As I noted last week, it has become more apparent that Maryland's Democratic leaders are furiously trying to move past the debacle that has been the rollout of Maryland's health care exchange.  After publicly heeding calls for hearings, leaders in both...