| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Baltimore officials have dropped more than 1,600 spouses, children and others from city health care coverage after workers failed to fill out forms to prove they were eligible dependents.
The city purged the health care rolls after questions were...
| 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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:30 AM
My concern about Obamacare ("The cost of Obamacare," July 30) is what I consider the unrealistic assumptions that otherwise healthy young people will purchase insurance in the numbers required for this program to work effectively.
If I were in such a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Aetna Inc. said Friday it canceled plans to sell insurance on Maryland's new health insurance exchange, set to open Oct. 1 as part of the federal health care reform law, after regulators cut the rates it could charge consumers for its plans.
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Auditing employee health insurance rolls to make sure everyone receiving benefits as a dependent is entitled to them is exactly the kind of thing Baltimore needs to do if it is to have any chance of controlling the cost of government, cutting taxes and...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1.
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:47 PM
To us, biomedical research is not an abstract idea funded by wasteful government spending. It is work done by driven and passionate young people like ourselves who want to save lives -- but that work requires money, resources, and time.
We are a...