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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • The Obamacare defunding madness

    The Obamacare defunding madness
    Surely, even for Democrats there's remarkably little joy to be had in watching mainstream Republicans turn on Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz for forcing the GOP into a suicide mission. The big show in Washington — the final (at least one can hope)...
  • District 21 delegation to host health care forum

    While debates flare in Congress over whether the Affordable Care Act should remain law, the District 21 state delegation, which represents Laurel, is getting ready to move forward with one of the act's big milestones. On Monday, Oct. 1, open...
  • Republicans turn the Capitol into "Dog Day Afternoon"

    Republicans turn the Capitol into "Dog Day Afternoon"
    Ever see the Al Pacino movie, "Dog Day Afternoon?" Based on a true story, it's about a bank robbery that goes bad. When it becomes clear that the jig is up — that there's not much money to be had and they're surrounded by police — the list...
  • State releases new plan for Medicare waiver

    State releases new plan for Medicare waiver
    The way Maryland hospitals do business would be overhauled under a plan released Friday by state health officials. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's plan would tie hospital spending to the state economy and virtually eliminate a...
  • House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown

    House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown
    Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
  • On health care, we've got to work together

     On health care, we've got to work together
    Joseph Ganem says "our personal standard of living depends on the standard of living and well being of all." ("It's all connected," Sept. 25). Mr. Ganem is an excellent physics teacher, and we should take note of what he says. So many people think...
  • Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown

    Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown
    Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday. The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
  • Who's afraid of Obamacare?

    Who's afraid of Obamacare?
    As this goes to press, it's not yet clear whether House Republicans will force the federal government into a shutdown as part of their misguided efforts to delay the further implementation of health care reform. The GOP's tea party caucus has shown such...
  • Federal government shutdown would hurt workers, Maryland economy

    A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
  • Recession, state law, lead Marylanders to switch health insurance

    Recession, state law, lead Marylanders to switch health insurance
    A 2007 Maryland law expanding the state's Medicaid program, along with job losses during the recession, has put Maryland near the front of a national trend where the number of people on public health care coverage has increased while the number on private...
  • Congress steers government toward shutdown

    Congress steers government toward shutdown
    Lawmakers in Congress failed to settle on legislation Monday to end the latest budget showdown, forcing federal agencies to begin shutting down services for the first time in 17 years. The Republican-led House and Democratic Senate majority, unable to...
  • Maryland leads the way on Obamacare

    Beginning today, millions of Americans — and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders — who could not afford health insurance, or didn't have access to it, will finally be able to sign up for coverage through health marketplaces like the...