| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As we wish our friends and family a happy, healthy New Year, these words have renewed meaning in 2014.
January 1st is a new day in health care for millions of families and individuals in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland.
It's now against the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment.
Enrolling more lower-income residents...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Anne Arundel County is poised to drastically change the health benefits it offers county workers when they retire, a move designed to keep the government on sound financial footing.
After months of debate, the County Council plans to vote Monday on a...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:30 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:45 AM
If the Mount Vernon Conservancy thinks it's such a good idea to replace old, mature trees with young ones ("Group fights to stop tree removal at Mount Vernon Place," Nov. 29), why don't we replace all mature, old people with young people! It would save...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Consider this scenario: A single mom's baby wakes up with a fever. She can either give him a dose of Tylenol, hoping it brings the baby's temperature down long enough to make it through her shift as a waitress, or stay home and miss a whole day's pay...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:39 AM
The UPS driver looked a little befuddled when he walked into Howl on Chestnut Ave., in Baltimore yesterday afternoon.
“There’s a cat out here in a carrier,” he told Robin McDonald, owner of the natural pet-supply store.
| Dec 14, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Thomas Schaller's admission that the Obama Administration's rollout of the Affordable Care Act was a "disaster" is the true news of his column ("Obamacare rollout shockingly rough," Dec 11). Of course, the real reason for Mr. Schaller's condemnation of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To say Obamacare has had a rough rollout in Maryland (and the nation) is an understatement.
An opening day stumble with glitches and an inoperable website, higher premium costs despite promises that Obamacare would lower costs, delay of the debut of...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Shirley Kane didn't think she could take it any more.
Her 87-year-old mother, diagnosed with terminal cancer, was bedridden at home. Kane was the only person feeding her, sorting out her medications, keeping her clean. The job was so overwhelming that...