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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Exchange enrollment reaches 148,208

    Exchange enrollment reaches 148,208
    The Maryland health exchange reported that 25,177 people enrolled in private insurance through the website through Jan. 18, a jump of 2,665 from the previous week. Exchange officials said the pace has been picking up in recent weeks as fixes are...
  • Rep. Harris talks data collection, Benghazi and ObamaCare in Bel Air

    Rep. Harris talks data collection, Benghazi and ObamaCare in Bel Air
    Data collection, Benghazi and ObamaCare were the chief concerns of Bel Air residents when they met with Maryland Congressman Andy P. Harris for a town hall meeting Friday evening. The Bel Air town hall was standing room only as attendees wrote down...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • House GOP puts up a fight on O'Malley's Obamacare bill

    House GOP puts up a fight on O'Malley's Obamacare bill
    Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the emergency legislation he sought to provide health insurance to Marylanders unable to acquire coverage through Maryland's health insurance exchange.  The failures of the state's implementation efforts, led by Lt....
  • Work on small business health exchange website halted

    Work on small business health exchange website halted
    The contractor under fire for the botched rollout of the state's troubled online health exchange for uninsured people was also hired during a closed-door meeting to develop a similar marketplace for Maryland's small businesses — work that exchange...