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  • Gansler pickets Safeway on behalf of union

    Gansler pickets Safeway on behalf of union
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined union workers picketing a Bowie Safeway Tuesday to pressure the grocery giant to concede on the health benefits that are tying up contract negotiations. "This all about awareness," Gansler, who is...
  • Balto. Co. police union wants Kamenetz held in contempt

    Balto. Co. police union wants Kamenetz held in contempt
    The Baltimore County police union is asking a judge to hold in contempt County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and his budget director, arguing that the county has not complied with an order to return money to hundreds of retirees who overpaid health care...
  • Kamenetz under fire for refusing to repay police retirees

    Kamenetz under fire for refusing to repay police retirees
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is drawing criticism for refusing to repay hundreds of police retirees who a judge found were overcharged for their health insurance. Last month, a county circuit judge gave the county 20 days to pay about $573,...
  • State releases new plan for Medicare waiver

    State releases new plan for Medicare waiver
    The way Maryland hospitals do business would be overhauled under a plan released Friday by state health officials. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's plan would tie hospital spending to the state economy and virtually eliminate a...
  • Who's afraid of Obamacare?

    Who's afraid of Obamacare?
    As this goes to press, it's not yet clear whether House Republicans will force the federal government into a shutdown as part of their misguided efforts to delay the further implementation of health care reform. The GOP's tea party caucus has shown such...
  • Carroll CC proposes tuition increase in early budget proposal

    Carroll CC proposes tuition increase in early budget proposal
    Carroll Community College has proposed a $5 per-credit-hour tuition increase for students as part its early fiscal year 2015 operating budget request. In a presentation to the college's Board of Trustees Wednesday, Executive Vice President of...
  • Neuman calls Arundel retiree benefits system unsustainable

    Neuman calls Arundel retiree benefits system unsustainable
    Saying Anne Arundel County is "on a path to bankruptcy if it doesn't address this issue," County Executive Laura Neuman told county government employees Monday that significant changes to retiree health care plans must occur to repair a system she...
  • Balto. Co. is seeking to make retirement benefits sustainable

    Balto. Co. is seeking to make retirement benefits sustainable
    Several years ago, Baltimore County government realized that the runaway costs of employee health care and pension benefits needed to be reined in or our taxpayers would be stuck with a huge bill to pay. The county remains committed to providing quality...
  • Obamacare can't divorce insurance from risk [Letter]

    Obamacare can't divorce insurance from risk [Letter]
    Columnist Susan Reimer sees no problem with some groups paying more for health care insurance than their actuarial risk while others pay less under Obamacare ("Splitting the health care tab with the guys," Nov. 11). She says "isn't that what insurance...
  • What consumers need to know when shopping on Maryland's health care exchange

    What consumers need to know when shopping on Maryland's health care exchange
    As of Tuesday, thousands of residents will be able to log onto the state's health care exchange, the Maryland Health Connection, to browse for medical insurance and even buy a policy. The exchange and others like it across the country are considered key...
  • Kamenetz wrong on county retirement benefits

     Kamenetz wrong on county retirement benefits
    It is a shame that an elected leader fails to tell the complete truth on retirement benefits for Baltimore County employees ("Balto. Co. is seeking to make retirement benefits sustainable," Sept. 30). True, there is a health care review committee....
  • Picking up the tab for women's health care [Letter]

    Picking up the tab for women's health care [Letter]
    Susan Reimer's column claiming that women should not be charged more than men for insurance because "that's how insurance works" is absurd ("Splitting the health care tab with the guys," Nov. 11). That is not how insurance works. I totaled two cars within...