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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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  • Technical problems mar insurance purchase

    Technical problems mar insurance purchase
    For a chunk of two recent days, I tried to buy insurance on the Maryland health exchange. My editors asked me to do this because Gov. Martin O'Malley recently told a national television audience that the "website is now functional for most citizens."...
  • Obamacare saved me $4K [Letter]

    Obamacare saved me $4K [Letter]
    My wife and I would like to thank President Barack Obama for helping us save almost $4,000 a year on health care. I am 61 years old with a pre-existing condition of asthma which is under control with medication. Yet before the Affordable Care Act, my...
  • Maryland health exchange enrollment continues to tick up

    Maryland health exchange enrollment continues to tick up
    The Maryland health exchange, where uninsured and underinsured can buy insurance, reported that 26,832 people have enrolled through the website for private coverage as of Jan. 25. That's up 1,655 from last week's report. Another 1,800 people were...
  • Md. insurance carriers can't discriminate against transgender individuals, state says

    Md. insurance carriers can't discriminate against transgender individuals, state says
    Maryland's insurance regulator issued a bulletin Tuesday clarifying that while insurance policies in the state do not have to cover treatments related to gender reassignment, insurance carriers cannot discriminate against transgender Marylanders based...
  • House approves emergency health insurance bill

    House approves emergency health insurance bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's emergency plan to give insurance to people unable buy it through the broken health exchange cleared the House of Delegates along party lines Tuesday. The plan, approved 94-24 with support from only one Republican, would allow...
  • Another (yawn) State of the Union

    Another (yawn) State of the Union
    It's gotten to be that one of the hallmarks of the State of the Union address is its Seinfeldian nature. Every year it seems that the speech becomes a speech about nothing, as presidents throw out all sorts of grandiose ideas, policies and program...
  • '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...
  • An election with a message

    An election with a message
    While is it generally unwise to read too much into local elections from a handful of states, Tuesday's results produced a message writ too large to ignore. If Republicans want to win over swing voters, they'll need to produce candidates more like New...
  • Rand Paul's ideas are worse than his plagiarism [Letter]

    Rand Paul's ideas are worse than his plagiarism [Letter]
    The Sun and other media outlets around the nation have recently covered claims of plagiarism by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul ("Don't copy, don't tell lies," Nov. 8). While the senator has conceded to prolific plagiarism, at least by some on his staff, the real...
  • 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...
  • Mikulski says Md. should stick to own health exchange

    Mikulski says Md. should stick to own health exchange
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said Friday that Maryland should not switch to the federal government's health exchange despite technical problems with the state-run website where the uninsured can buy plans under the Affordable Care Act. "I think Maryland is...
  • Embarrassing failure on Md. health exchanges [Letter]

    Embarrassing failure on Md. health exchanges [Letter]
    President Barack Obama's signature legislative effort, the Affordable Care Act, and Gov. Martin O'Malley's presidential aspirations left Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to head up the implementation of Maryland's health care exchange as his only real assignment,...