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Healthcare Policies (INACTIVE)

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  • 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...
  • Wage war brews at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Wage war brews at Johns Hopkins Hospital
    About 2,000 workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital have threatened to strike if the hospital does not agree to a wage increase of as much as 40 percent for some employees. A union representing the hospital's service and maintenance workers, including...
  • 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...
  • Md. votes to adopt health exchange software used in Connecticut

    Md. votes to adopt health exchange software used in Connecticut
    The board overseeing Maryland's health exchange voted unanimously Tuesday evening to scrap its dysfunctional website and adopt software developed by Deloitte Consulting and used by the more successful health exchange in Connecticut. The software is...
  • 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,...
  • City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit

    City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit
    The Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to slash Baltimore's long-term deficit has run into a bump — more than $100 million in new police, education and other expenses now expected over the next decade. The school system is billing the city...
  • Finger-pointing continues on Maryland's health exchange

    Finger-pointing continues on Maryland's health exchange
    Weeks after officials at the state's health care exchange began blaming IBM software for the worst problems, including lost applications, IBM began pushing back, saying the state shares some of the blame. It's the latest salvo in the blame game that...
  • State terminates contract with health exchange firm

    State terminates contract with health exchange firm
    Maryland has terminated its contracts with the company hired to build and operate the state’s online health exchange, which has been riddled with problems since its launch in October. The board overseeing the exchange voted Sunday night to sever...
  • Maryland to allow small businesses to offer small group health plans

    Maryland to allow small businesses to offer small group health plans
    Maryland approved a plan Monday to allow small businesses to offer employees small group health plans in April, but pushed back the launch of its small business health care exchange website to Jan. 1, 2015, in line with the federal health exchange....
  • Harford delegate decries Affordable Care Act in Maryland [Letter to the editor]

     Editor: Anyone who thought Obamacare was a problem better be prepared for the new regulations regarding hospital services in Maryland. The state just negotiated an agreement with the federal government that will have an historic impact on health care...
  • Relief and skepticism follow health care deal for Howard school retirees

    Retired educators expressed gratitude and relief when the Howard County school officials last month postponed the rollout of a contested Medicare plan through United Healthcare. But many remain concerned about their future medical needs. "I was very...
  • The value of Medicaid [Editorial]

    The value of Medicaid  [Editorial]
    Last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration announced that it had exceeded its goal for enrolling low-income Marylanders in the Medicaid program as part of the health insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to improving the...