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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Obamacare hurts more than helps [Commentary]

    Obamacare hurts more than helps [Commentary]
    There is a reason I have written about the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") more than a dozen times (and why it is the most extensive chapter in my new book): The law is the most hurtful legislation imposed on the American people in my lifetime. But...
  • 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...
  • Maryland looks to Connecticut as exchange model

    Maryland looks to Connecticut as exchange model
    Maryland will likely dump all or part of the state's health insurance exchange website and adopt Connecticut's system, a move that could make it the first state to abandon a dysfunctional site. Officials with Maryland's exchange plan to turn to the...