| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:05 PM
E-commerce giant Amazon will provide Sunday package delivery at no extra cost in two key cities and plans to expand the program dramatically next year.
Kelly Cheeseman, an Amazon spokeswoman, didn't say whether Baltimore would be included in that...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:45 AM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates Maryland regulators approved Tuesday.
The Maryland Insurance...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:16 AM
Carolyn Quattrocki may not be well known to most Marylanders, but she is a longtime Annapolis insider. So it’s not surprising that the former special assistant to then-Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. and former deputy legislative officer under...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Health care group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are taking a variety of innovative steps to mitigate the impact of generic drug shortages. All GPO contracts are voluntary and the product of competitive market negotiations. All hospitals can purchase...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Frederick Mathis wrote in favor of having the state legislature raise the age to buy cigarettes ("Raise the tobacco purchase age to 21," Jan. 26). Many people decry a government action such as this as an intervention into one's free choice. Respecting...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Maryland's poorly performing health exchange will cost taxpayers $33 million more than expected this year, bringing the state's total annual expense to $138 million, officials said Monday.
The money is needed, in part, to pay the company hired to help...