| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Word had barely come down that the Supreme Court majority was upholding the Affordable Care Act when incensed conservatives began printing up "Impeach Jon Roberts" t-shirts and a hacker had altered the chief justice's title on his Wikipedia page to "Chief...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:44 AM
"In my first term, we passed health care reform," President Barack Obama joked this spring. "In my second term, I guess I'll pass it again."
Thanks to the Supreme Court, President Obama can take that item off his agenda. But Chief JusticeJohn G....
| Jul 9, 2012
| 9:20 AM
After a few shaky weeks, the Romney kibitzers are calling for a big staff shakeup, apparently on the assumption that his footsoldiers have been responsible for the bumps in his campaign trail. Fingered particularly is his longtime Boston aide and...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Maryland's delegation predictably split along party lines over the House of Representatives' latest effort Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's national health care law -- with two state Republicans backing the repeal and six Democrats opposing...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Singing the praises of major U.S. insurance companies is not a common pastime on these pages, but recent events require at least a stanza and perhaps even a chorus. Such is the tuneful news that several have decided that no matter how the U.S. Supreme...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 1:02 PM
If anyone needed any more evidence that who gets what in terms of health care is not a matter of customers making choices and driving the market, it came last week when Lyle Sheldon, Upper Chesapeake Health's chief executive officer, said plans to build a...
| Sep 4, 2011
The surgery on Don Hayden's son was successful. The only lingering complication: a bill for $23,000.
The Gaithersburg family, surprised that insurance didn't cover the cost, spent about a year fighting the charge from the medical clinic — even...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 6:53 AM
Fairness is the key to the new health care law requiring everyone to purchase health care insurance. The Baltimore Sun article on June 9, "Harsh review for health law," cites questions posed by judges in the 11th U.S. Court of appeals in Atlanta...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 1:22 PM
More than two dozen Maryland state lawmakers have signed an amicus brief that will be filed in U.S. Supreme Court Thursday in support of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The advisory brief, which also includes signatures from state...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that if Mitt Romney won the South Carolina primary, the Republican presidential race would be over and he would be the nominee. But Mr. Romney didn't win, and that means it's time to consider the unthinkable: What would life...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:37 AM
Despite budget cuts and anti-government rhetoric in Congress, Maryland officials say the two huge federal agencies based in Woodlawn — which have long helped buoy the region's economy — may be better positioned than others to ride out the...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:13 AM
It's no wonder Maryland families are so hard pressed to find good, affordable health insurance — premiums have outpaced earnings, and the field of insurance options is confusing. Even if a family is fortunate enough to have coverage, it's hard to...