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  • Despite progress, Obamacare enrollment still hellish for some

    Despite progress, Obamacare enrollment still hellish for some
    I haven't visited Health Insurance Hell for a while, so I thought I'd stop and see how things are going. It's not so bad: At least 4.2 million new enrollees through federal and state Obamacare websites, with at least 1 million more expected through...
  • Holding two offices not particularly fashionable in American politics [Editorial]

    It's the kind of power play that crops up when voters aren't paying close attention. The Republicans Harford County elected to the Maryland House of Delegates have introduced a legislative measure that would give them standing in certain matters that...
  • O'Malley urges residents to sign up for Obamacare

    O'Malley urges residents to sign up for Obamacare
    Gov. Martin O'Malley urged uninsured people Friday to sign up for health coverage as soon as possible to beat Monday's deadline. Despite the ongoing technical problems with Maryland's health care exchange, O'Malley said the state has already seen a huge...
  • Sprint to primary fueled by retail politicking

    Sprint to primary fueled by retail politicking
    Bob Mayes was gardening in his Northeast Baltimore front yard this week when Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched himself down Berkshire Road, crisscrossing the block at a full-out run. "Nice to see you! Thank you!" Gansler bellowed to one of...
  • Governor's domestic violence bills get final approval

    Governor's domestic violence bills get final approval
    Two domestic violence bills on Gov. Martin O'Malley's wish list won final passage in the General Assembly Monday night, pushing his agenda closer to completion. One of the measures would ease the burden of proof for domestic violence victims asking a...
  • Md.'s bumpy health insurance enrollment period ends

    Md.'s bumpy health insurance enrollment period ends
    As consumers rushed to sign up for insurance on the last day of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, Maryland's health exchange website slowed to a crawl and all circuits were busy at the call center. That worsened a bottleneck of consumers...
  • The best bad option for Md.'s exchange [Editorial]

    The best bad option for Md.'s exchange  [Editorial]
    Maryland is ditching the health insurance exchange it has spent tens of millions in federal and state dollars to develop, and Gov. Martin O'Malley's critics are heaping well-deserved condemnation on him for the debacle. Where they go wrong is in...
  • 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...
  • State leaders reach agreement on minimum wage, pay for caregivers

    State leaders reach agreement on minimum wage, pay for caregivers
    Ending a standoff that had stalled the governor's top legislative priority, General Assembly leaders said Wednesday that they have reached a deal to raise Maryland's minimum wage, while also boosting the pay of workers caring for the developmentally...
  • Another budget setback [Editorial]

    Another budget setback  [Editorial]
    The announcement last week by Maryland's Board of Revenue Estimates that the state will be taking in $238 million less in taxes this year and next was certainly unwelcome, and it complicates the already difficult task the General Assembly faces in...
  • Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project

    Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project
    In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer went to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval...
  • Arts education advocates see promise in Thornton

    Arts education advocates see promise in Thornton
    Last year, Elm Creative Arts School in Milwaukee failed to live up to its name. A gallery for student artwork had become a storage area and meeting space. The performance space, dubbed the "great room" with theater-style seating, was used as an...