| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:59 PM
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....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Pride will only leave the port of Baltimore for a few months.
Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday that its Carnival Pride cruise liner will return to the port of Baltimore in March 2015, after only a brief stint in Florida, thanks to new...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
How dare U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talk about freedom for the Ukrainian people after he betrayed his comrades who were being killed to protect the people of South Vietnam, and President Barack Obama and Congress have shown their lack of respect...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The conclusion of The Sun's editorial, "Investing in lower health costs" (March 7), is that "unless the hospitals start making immediate and fundamental changes to the way they operate …" Maryland will not be successful under the new waiver from...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
It was a year of significant changes in how health care is delivered in Maryland. Here are some highlights:
Rocky rollout for Obamacare
Years of effort preparing for the Affordable Care Act culminated with the opening of state and federal health...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:51 AM
As Gov. Martin O'Malley makes his final state of the state speech Thursday, it's a good time to look at what seven years of his governorship have meant for Maryland.
The state of the state is clearly good: first in median family income, a top three...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The problems that I have encountered on the Maryland Health Connection website are more than about technical glitches. They are about a lack of communication and absolutely no follow-up.
I originally applied for insurance on the Maryland Health...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Reacting quickly to a $33 million increase being sought in the local school budget, the Harford County administration has said it expects its primary sources of revenue to be either stagnant or show only small increases for the upcoming 2014-15 fiscal...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:22 AM
It may be that some minimum wage earners would be harmed by an increase in the minimum wage because they would lose their jobs. But what about those who keep their jobs?
A more surprising result is this: Some minimum wage earners who keep their jobs...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Frederick Mathis wrote in favor of having the state legislature raise the age to buy cigarettes ("Raise the tobacco purchase age to 21," Jan. 26). Many people decry a government action such as this as an intervention into one's free choice. Respecting...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...