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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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  • The importance of signing up [Commentary]

    The importance of signing up [Commentary]
    Since Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act has provided full health care coverage to over 230,000 Marylanders who previously had either no health insurance or low quality or unaffordable coverage. This is a tremendous public health success for our state. Yes,...
  • Ehrlich's class warfare tactics [Letter]

    Ehrlich's class warfare tactics [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s blatant contempt for poor and minority American voters was never clearer than in his recent column ("Obamacare hurts more than helps," March 16). He took a page out of the playbook of past demagogic politicians who hoped to...
  • Md. health exchange enrollment gets a bump

    Md. health exchange enrollment gets a bump
    As the deadline approaches to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Maryland's exchange saw a bump on enrollment in private plans. In the week ending March 15, 4,143 people bought private plans through the exchange website, bringing...
  • Ben Carson commits 'values malpractice' [Letter]

    Ben Carson commits 'values malpractice' [Letter]
    If neurosurgeon Ben Carson practiced medicine the way he practices politics, the "M.D." after his name would stand for "Malpractice Defendant." Every physician takes the Hippocratic Oath to "do no harm." To oppose universal health care for Americans...
  • Hotline offered to those with applications stuck in health exchange website

    Hotline offered to those with applications stuck in health exchange website
    Consumers who have attempted to enroll in health insurance through the Maryland exchange but have become stuck in the website can call a new hotline to ensure they are covered before the end of open enrollment March 31. The exchange board approved a...
  • Deadline looms to enroll in health insurance

    Deadline looms to enroll in health insurance
    Edward Brown heard a radio ad recently and realized the clock was ticking: If he wanted health insurance, the Baltimore truck driver needed to find time to sign up before the end of March. He found his way to the downtown offices of HealthCare Access...
  • Another NRA victim [Editorial]

    Another NRA victim  [Editorial]
    Learning more about the causes of injury and death and recommending policies that might lengthen people's lives has long been the mission of the public health community. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that those in the field are...
  • Obamacare a godsend for cancer patients [Letter]

    Obamacare a godsend for cancer patients [Letter]
    I have a long medical history including multiple bouts of cancer. The removal of life-time caps on insurance coverage is just one of the many reasons I believe we need to keep the Affordable Care Act that is often referred to as "Obamacare." There are...
  • Don't open Pandora's box [Editorial]

    Don't open Pandora's box  [Editorial]
    The owners of the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby have a right to their religious beliefs. So do their 28,000 employees. And the citizens of the United States also have a right to a government that protects their health and welfare. Yet these...
  • Hogan puts spending cutbacks first

    Hogan puts spending cutbacks first
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan said Tuesday night that he would focus on controlling Maryland's spending before moving to roll back what he called the "40 consecutive tax increases" adopted under Gov. Martin O'Malley. Appearing at a...
  • Obamacare is not universal health care [Commentary]

    Mary is single, in her late 50s, widowed and earning about $2,000 a month cleaning bathrooms downtown. She's had no health insurance for the last decade, but she's received medical care when she needed it at free clinics and emergency rooms. But now it'...
  • Paul lays out plan to revamp Republican party at Maryland fundraising event

    Paul lays out plan to revamp Republican party at Maryland fundraising event
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the Republican party's base isn't big enough, especially in Maryland. But, he told a group of the state's GOP candidates and donors Wednesday night, becoming "the Democrat Lite" party isn't the answer. "If we want to win...