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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 ugly Ryan budget [Editorial]

    The ugly Ryan budget  [Editorial]
    The marvel of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, which the House of Representatives approved this week, is that for a piece of legislation that's essentially dead on arrival in the Senate, it's going to live on as a political document from now until November....
  • Closing a confidentiality gap [Commentary]

    Closing a confidentiality gap [Commentary]
    An absolute right to privacy in health care is enshrined in the oath all medical professionals must take. Providers understand they cannot effectively treat a patient if that patient cannot trust that his or her medical information will remain...
  • Three GOP candidates "endorse" Brown for governor

    Three GOP candidates will gather Monday to endorse Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor, but there’s a catch. Dan Bongino, who is running for the 6th Congressional District seat, and gubernatorial candidates, Harford County Executive David Craig...
  • 10 weeks out, 2 questions for Maryland Democrats

    10 weeks out, 2 questions for Maryland Democrats
    Now, the real fun starts. It's a mad, mad dash to the June 24 gubernatorial primary as the many undecided, unimpressed Democrats try to answer a what's-worse question that goes like this: What's worse, a lieutenant governor (Anthony Brown) who "squibbed...
  • Health disparity persists [Commentary]

    Health disparity persists  [Commentary]
    Nearly half a century has passed since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Yet decades later, only modest progress has been made to reduce the pervasive...
  • Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance

    Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance
    Almost 18,680 people asked for more time to sign up for insurance through the state's health exchange because they had trouble with the website during open enrollment, but exchange officials said Tuesday that many have already had their issues addressed....
  • Health insurance and doctor availability [Letter]

    Health insurance and doctor availability  [Letter]
    The statistics reported in the article, "Doctor appointment availability varies by insurance type" (April 7), were alarming and deserve reflection and pause by your readers and all Baltimoreans. The findings highlight a challenging issue for our health...
  • What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]

    What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]
    Finding the road to a healthy economic policy sometimes is a matter of getting behind the wheel the proper performance vehicle. Driving the new Corvette Stingray is as enlightening as it is thrilling. The engine roars to life and propels you effortlessly,...
  • No looking backward [Commentary]

    No looking backward [Commentary]
    Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our resolve for improved health care should...
  • For thousands of Marylanders, the Affordable Care Act is a big success [Letter]

    For thousands of Marylanders, the Affordable Care Act is a big success [Letter]
    It is unfortunate that two articles in Sunday's Sun referred to Maryland's health care exchange as "failed" ("Race for Maryland governor turns negative," April 20) and "one of the worst" ("Gansler spot critical of health exchange 'debacle,'" April 20)...
  • 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...
  • 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...