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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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  • Your move, Governor [Commentary]

    Your move, Governor [Commentary]
    Is Martin O'Malley running for president in 2016? Should he? The answer to both questions seems the same: Sort of. Maryland's governor will finish his second term in January, the same week he turns 52. After serving as Baltimore mayor and Maryland...
  • Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame

    Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame
    Maryland's top health official told a congressional panel in Washington on Thursday that IT contractors were to blame for the state's troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and suggested that the state may reimburse the federal government if it can...
  • The promise of birth control [Commentary]

    The promise of birth control [Commentary]
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week about the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers of a certain size provide health care plans that pay for birth control for women. One of the plaintiffs, Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores...
  • Md.'s bumpy health insurance enrollment period ends

    Md.'s bumpy health insurance enrollment period ends
    As consumers rushed to sign up for insurance on the last day of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, Maryland's health exchange website slowed to a crawl and all circuits were busy at the call center. That worsened a bottleneck of consumers...
  • Whom do you trust with your health? [Letter]

    Whom do you trust with your health? [Letter]
    Max Romano's commentary makes some good points about the on-the-ground shortcomings of Obamacare in calling for universal single-payer health care coverage in the U.S. ("Obamacare is not universal health care," March 27). Mr. Romano faults "an expensive...
  • Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment

    Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment
    Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week, it is unclear whether the state can overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut and meet its...
  • O'Malley urges residents to sign up for Obamacare

    O'Malley urges residents to sign up for Obamacare
    Gov. Martin O'Malley urged uninsured people Friday to sign up for health coverage as soon as possible to beat Monday's deadline. Despite the ongoing technical problems with Maryland's health care exchange, O'Malley said the state has already seen a huge...
  • From the Basilica to the Vatican

    From the Basilica to the Vatican
    The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something? From a former crypt,...
  • Uninsured Harford residents urged to sign up for health coverage

    With time running out to enroll in the first round of health insurance under the national Affordable Care Act, Harford County health officials have joined those around the country in urging people to sign up. The first open enrollment period for the...
  • Obamacare continues to fail [Letter]

    Obamacare continues to fail [Letter]
    Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance they wanted to keep and were forced to pay more for less can now be counted among the insured ("Obamacare hurts more than helps," March 16). In the meantime, the White House site still makes the claim...
  • Despite progress, Obamacare enrollment still hellish for some

    Despite progress, Obamacare enrollment still hellish for some
    I haven't visited Health Insurance Hell for a while, so I thought I'd stop and see how things are going. It's not so bad: At least 4.2 million new enrollees through federal and state Obamacare websites, with at least 1 million more expected through...
  • More than 40K enrolled in private plans via Md. health exchange

    More than 40K enrolled in private plans via Md. health exchange
    The number of Marylanders enrolled in private plans through the state's health exchange as of March 8 has reached 40,693, according to a weekly report issued Friday. The total number of people enrolled in plans through the exchange is 234,363, which...