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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • With a chance to take a stand, Md. Senate GOP sits on its hands

    With a chance to take a stand, Md. Senate GOP sits on its hands
    I wrote a couple of weeks ago questioning whether the Republicans in the Maryland State Senate would provide spirited opposition to Senate President Mike Miller's agenda. The first test, the vote for Senate president, showed little organized opposition to...
  • 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...
  • Campaign struggling, Gansler seeks the right message

    Campaign struggling, Gansler seeks the right message
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler took the stage at a Baltimore forum this week trailing in the polls, his fundraising advantage erased and big challenges ahead in his campaign for governor. "Let me start by defining who I am — or who I like...
  • Md. health exchange to charge for work on public information requests

    Md. health exchange to charge for work on public information requests
    The online exchange where Maryland's uninsured can buy coverage under the Affordable Care Act has been troubled since its Oct. 1 launch, prompting media outlets and others to dig into what went wrong. There have been at least 65 requests for information...
  • 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...
  • Systems failure

    Systems failure
    At last week's Board of Public Works meeting, Comptroller Peter Franchot asked a series of pointed questions about the process by which the state selected the vendors who built Maryland's flawed health insurance exchange website. In particular, he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Enrollment goals are revised for Maryland health exchange

    Enrollment goals are revised for Maryland health exchange
    The target long used by the Maryland health exchange of how many people would enroll in private policies through its website this year was slashed in half after an error came to light, making the state appear far closer to its goal — but still...