| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:49 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris on Thursday proposed increasing the share states would pay to expand Medicaid under Obamacare as a way to roll back deep federal budget cuts known as sequestration -- an idea that met with quick opposition from supporters of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley acknowledged for the first time Thursday that he briefly considered delaying the Oct. 1 launch of the state's health insurance exchange when staff members raised concerns about potential problems.
The anticipated glitches turned out...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
As lawmakers grilled Maryland's health secretary last week on why the state's troubled health exchange was still broken, the official in charge of it was on vacation in the Cayman Islands.
Rebecca Pearce, executive director of the Maryland Health...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The director of Maryland's health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid ongoing technical problems and questions about a Caribbean vacation she took while the online marketplace faltered.
Rebecca Pearce, hired two years ago to build a $107 million...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era.
Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Are Republican Reps. Andy Harris of Maryland and Jack Kingston of Georgia calling for an investigation into the federal spending on Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange out of a sincere desire to make sure it works efficiently and...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:04 PM
House Speaker John Boehner has said he would oppose a landmark gay-rights bill, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), because its religious exemption is not broad enough.
But the House speaker has it backward. The current religious exemption in...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Maryland's Health Connection Executive Director Rebecca Pearce has done a mea culpa and rightfully resigned ("Health exchange director resigns," Dec. 6). Since Gov. Martin O'Malley put Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in charge of overseeing the implementation of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The important word in today's article by Michael Dresser regarding the criticism of those involved in Maryland's health care insurance exchange is "contractors" ("O'Malley and Brown hammered on website," Dec. 9).
In the zeal to privatize all things...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who was tapped to oversee health care reform in Maryland, spoke for the first time Wednesday about the bumpy rollout of the effort's centerpiece, the marketplace for the uninsured. He said he was "not satisfied."
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Commentator Thomas F. Schaller's recent column about the Obamacare rollout played footloose and fancy free with the facts of the president's $800 billion "stimulus" plan in 2009 ("Obamacare rollout shockingly rough," Dec. 10).
For example, Mr....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:41 AM
One of the great ironies of last week's budget debacle that left Republicans in such an internal disarray is that if party moderates had prevailed weeks earlier and the GOP had not pushed the nation into a government shutdown and the brink of insolvency,...