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  • 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 ("...
  • Arundel council poised to tackle retiree health benefit bill

    Arundel council poised to tackle retiree health benefit bill
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion

    State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion
    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...
  • 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...
  • Community colleges cut adjunct hours to avoid Obamacare

    Community colleges cut adjunct hours to avoid Obamacare
    As the federal health reform known as Obamacare takes hold, many community colleges in Maryland and across the country are capping the hours of adjunct faculty — who make up the bulk of their teaching force — to avoid paying for the...
  • A happy, healthy New Year [Commentary]

    A happy, healthy New Year [Commentary]
    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...
  • Mount Vernon trees: Why not replace all the old people while we're at it? [Letter]

    Mount Vernon trees: Why not replace all the old people while we're at it? [Letter]
    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...
  • Thousands of immigrants seek drivers licenses

    Thousands of immigrants seek drivers licenses
    Thousands of immigrants living here without legal permission will start the new year demonstrating skills in parallel parking and two-point turns in hopes of becoming licensed drivers in Maryland. Maryland joins a handful of states on Jan. 1 that...
  • In face of larger school request, Harford expects only small revenue gains

    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...