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  • 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...
  • New Md. health care delivery system will prioritize wellness [Commentary]

    New Md. health care delivery system will prioritize wellness [Commentary]
    Beyond the political debates over the Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan consensus about the future of our nation's health care system. Across the political spectrum, officials and experts agree that we must shift from a near exclusive focus on...
  • What used cars have to do with health insurance

    What used cars have to do with health insurance
    Recently, the Maryland Health Connection — the online health insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act — announced premiums as low as $114 a month for a bronze plan for a 20 year old and $260 for a silver plan for a 50-...
  • Maryland Health Outreach and Enrollment Tour visits Harford

    The Maryland Health Connection "Outreach and Enrollment Tour" came to Harford County Thursday afternoon as part of the rollout of the Maryland portion of the federal law known as Obamacare. In conjunction with SEEDCO, the Harford Community Action...
  • We can afford Obamacare

    We can afford Obamacare
    In dogmatically attacking health reform, Republicans have been exploiting the concern that increasing health care coverage must obviously cost us too much. That is not true, and we need to talk about it. Conservatives who shut down the government two...
  • The future of Maryland health care: A Newsmaker Forum with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and John Colmers

    The future of Maryland health care: A Newsmaker Forum with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and John Colmers
    Maryland is in the midst of submitting a proposal to the federal government for a fundamental change in the way hospitals are compensated, with the goals of increasing the quality of medical care, improving public health and reducing costs.  The goals are...
  • Harris attacks Obamacare on Crossfire

    Harris attacks Obamacare on Crossfire
    Rep. Andy Harris used an appearance Monday on CNN's Crossfire to argue that the problems people are facing as they try to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare are only the beginning. "Some things are just not fixable," said the Baltimore...
  • In contentious times, Harford school officials hold first public session on 2015 budget

    In contentious times, Harford school officials hold first public session on 2015 budget
    Hoping to avoid the contention of the past several years over how much money is enough to fund Harford County's public school system, school officials this week began trying to involve the public, parents and their own employees early in the budget...
  • Obamacare's numbers don't add up

     Obamacare's numbers don't add up
    Commentator Darrel Gaskin contends that the "everyone in" approach to health insurance is necessary in order to prevent the classic insurance market death spiral that occurs when the risk pool is predominantly made up of older and sicker individuals ("...
  • Group marches for health care for all

    Group marches for health care for all
    The federal Affordable Care Act is expected to provide access to medical coverage to hundreds of thousands of Maryland's uninsured, but one group said that doesn't go far enough. The group, Healthcare is a Human Right-Maryland, led a rally Saturday in...
  • Let insurers collect Obamacare penalty

     Let insurers collect Obamacare penalty
    Obamacare's penalty/tax from individuals and businesses who do no purchase health insurance should not go to the government to spend, instead it should go to the insurance companies involved, proportionately, to help offset future rate increases. This...
  • Employers face health reform uncertainties

    Employers face health reform uncertainties
    Even though employers won't be required to offer health insurance under Obamacare for more than a year, many already are fretting about the uncertainties raised by the law. Confusion over how the law will work and an evolving set of rules make it...