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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • '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...
  • Brown takes some responsibility for health site woes

    Brown takes some responsibility for health site woes
    Amid continued criticism from a political rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown took some responsibility Tuesday for the dismal performance of Maryland's online health insurance exchange. "Everyone that was involved in starting up the exchange is...
  • Harris floats Obamacare change to address budget

    Harris floats Obamacare change to address budget
    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...
  • Director of troubled state health exchange took break for tropical vacation

    Director of troubled state health exchange took break for tropical vacation
    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...
  • Health exchange director resigns

    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...
  • Year-end tax planning important for upper income households

    Year-end tax planning important for upper income households
    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...
  • Maryland health exchange director resigns after questions about vacation

    Maryland health exchange director resigns after questions about vacation
    The director of Maryland's troubled 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...
  • O'Malley-Brown's Obamacare debacle [Editorial]

    O'Malley-Brown's Obamacare debacle  [Editorial]
    "Time and ultimate success," Gov. Martin O'Malley says, will tell whether the state's approach to the implementation of the state health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) was the right one. Time, and the much...
  • No emails from Brown on health exchange

    No emails from Brown on health exchange
    As Maryland officials touted their implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown was front and center — proudly describing the state as a national leader in preparing for the overhaul. But even though Brown was helping to...
  • Critics hammer O'Malley, Brown on web site

    Critics hammer O'Malley, Brown on web site
    Critics of Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration expressed dismay Sunday at the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, charging that he deliberately underplayed the state's problems in setting up its health care insurance exchange....
  • Unholy religious exemptions [Commentary]

    Unholy religious exemptions [Commentary]
    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...
  • Brown's management failure looms large [Letter]

    Brown's management failure looms large [Letter]
    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...