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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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  • 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,...
  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery
    Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit. Insurance firms...
  • Technical problems, discord plagued health care site

    Technical problems, discord plagued health care site
    Although state officials have provided the public scant detail about the troubled launch of Maryland's version of Obamacare, emails and documents show that the project was beset behind the scenes for months by an array of technical issues, warring...
  • O'Malley, Brown careers at stake with Obamacare exchange

    O'Malley, Brown careers at stake with Obamacare exchange
    The Washington Post ran a story yesterday  from inside of the Maryland health care exchange detailing how top government leaders knew for over a year before it went live that the exchange had serious technical problems. And for Gov. Martin O'Malley and...
  • Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange [Editorial]

    Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange  [Editorial]
    The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post...
  • Harford delegate decries Affordable Care Act in Maryland [Letter to the editor]

     Editor: Anyone who thought Obamacare was a problem better be prepared for the new regulations regarding hospital services in Maryland. The state just negotiated an agreement with the federal government that will have an historic impact on health care...
  • Inequality is the new norm in America [Commentary]

    Inequality is the new norm in America [Commentary]
    Inequality is replacing the American dream, because the U.S. economy — thanks to Washington's mismanagement — is underperforming. America still produces one fifth of the world's goods and services, but it accounts for a much smaller share of...
  • Maryland to stick with own health care site

    Maryland to stick with own health care site
    As legislators grilled Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Tuesday over the dismal debut of Maryland's health insurance exchange, the O'Malley administration stood by the website and said it will not switch to the federal version. Rejecting calls to shut...
  • Primary care can be affordable care [Letter]

    Primary care can be affordable care [Letter]
    Who is ready to improve heath care at lower costs? Independent doctors and their patients are. My wife and I organized a group of independent doctors who are in CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield's Patient-Centered Medical Home program. Twenty-one years...
  • Miller: Hearings into exchange to continue, blunders 'might be about incompetence'

    Miller: Hearings into exchange to continue, blunders 'might be about incompetence'
    Sen. President Thomas V. Mike Miller said the investigations into how the state bungled its $107 million health exchange would continue until lawmakers are satisfied. “The public wants answers, and the buck stops here,” Miller said.  He...
  • McDonough's comments on Obamacare rebutted [Letter]

    Editor: It would do Del. McDonough well if he reviewed the facts prior to espousing an opinion concerning the recent agreement between the federal government and the Cost Review Commission of the state. The commission has set rates since 1974 and in...