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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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Top Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Articles

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  • 'It's not a lie if you believe it' [Commentary]

    'It's not a lie if you believe it' [Commentary]
    It's time for a reality check. The rollout of the Affordable Care Act and subsequent Maryland Health Connection website is still a woeful disaster. And despite recent assurances by state officials that the exchange is "functional for most citizens," the...
  • Obamacare shows signs of life, but single payer would be much simpler [Letter]

    Obamacare shows signs of life, but single payer would be much simpler [Letter]
    The ugly duckling of Obamacare is showing a few minor signs that it may yet turn into a cygnet, but how long before it matures into a swan? Positive endorsements from satisfied recipients of new medical insurance coverage give us hope after the...
  • State Senate approves emergency option for Marylanders stuck in health exchange limbo

    State Senate approves emergency option for Marylanders stuck in health exchange limbo
    The Maryland Senate approved an emergency plan Tuesday designed to help people stuck without insurance because of the state’s glitch-ridden health exchange. Lawmakers vowed inquiries will continue into what went wrong. The emergency proposal,...
  • Funds proposed to spur community health partnerships

    Funds proposed to spur community health partnerships
    Annie Monroe got in a quick workout at the FutureCare Irvington nursing home on a recent afternoon. But the 87-year-old great-grandmother doesn't live there. She was sent by a hospital in December for rehabilitation after suffering an infection. While...
  • Emergency stop-gap insurance plan clears committee vote

    Emergency stop-gap insurance plan clears committee vote
    The emergency plan to provide state insurance to people stuck because of Maryland's faulty health exchange cleared another hurdle Wednesday as a committee voted to send it to the floor of the House of Delegates. The proposal to let people join the...
  • Rep. Delaney fuels speculation he will run for governor

    Rep. Delaney fuels speculation he will run for governor
    Rep. John Delaney, the Potomac Democrat who has emerged as a leading critic of Maryland's troubled health exchange, is fueling speculation that he is interested in running for governor — a move observers said could shake up the state's premier...
  • Frustrated consumers could be new voting bloc

    Frustrated consumers could be new voting bloc
    Lewis Somerville of Parkville is one of the numerous frustrated souls who tried doggedly to secure new health insurance policies through the O'Malley-Brown administration's vaunted-in-theory-but-awful-in-reality online exchange. To this end,...
  • Republican response to O'Malley's State of the State address

    Response of Senator David Brinkley, Senate Minority Leader To the State of the State Address  On the State of the State Address Governor O’Malley just delivered his final State of the State Address. As you heard, he’s very proud of his...
  • Sharfstein: Risks outweigh benefits of exchange switch

    Sharfstein: Risks outweigh benefits of exchange switch
    The secretary of the state health department responded Tuesday to a Democratic congressman's request for an analysis of the pros and cons of switching to the federal insurance exchange, arguing in a letter that the risk of switching before the current...
  • Mosaic anticipates need for mental health assistance to increase

    Due to the Affordable Care Act's expanded health insurance coverage, Jeff Richardson said he expects to see increasing numbers of individuals seeking out mental health care in 2014. Richardson is executive director of Mosaic Community Services, which is...
  • A stronger Maryland [Editorial]

    A stronger Maryland  [Editorial]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's first State of the State address, delivered seven years ago, gave little hint of the sweeping changes that would take place in Maryland by the time he returned to the House of Delegates' rostrum today for his final such speech....
  • A Republican governor in 2014? [Commentary]

    A Republican governor in 2014? [Commentary]
    With less than 10 months before Marylanders elect a new governor, the race to succeed Martin O'Malley is more wide open then ever. Candidates in both major parties are still contemplating whether to join the race as the Feb. 25th filing deadline nears....