| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Since that time, these things have happened:
•In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago.
•In 1896, the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Anne Arundel County Councilman John Grasso was elected chairman of the council Monday night.
Grasso, a Glen Burnie Republican, will lead council meetings for the next year.
In Anne Arundel, the chairman generally is a member of the majority party...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued Friday by the Obama administration. But the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:38 PM
During the debate over the Affordable Care Act, critics in Congress warned that the law would mean that many Americans would lose their existing employer-provided insurance coverage.
But when a key part of the law takes effect in January, the ones who...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Much as Americans hate taxes and tax increases, there's at least one levy even the government wishes people wouldn't pay. That's the tax on cigarettes, which the government dearly wishes people would avoid. When it come to cigarettes, a tax is its way...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The City of Annapolis struck agreements with four employee unions on Monday, giving employees raises and changing their health benefits in retirement.
Mayor Josh Cohen, who will stand re-election next week, said the four-year agreements are a "real...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Recently, the Maryland Health Connection — the online health insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act — announced premiums as low as $114 a month for a bronze plan for a 20 year old and $260 for a silver plan for a 50-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:24 PM
The Maryland Health Connection "Outreach and Enrollment Tour" came to Harford County Thursday afternoon as part of the rollout of the Maryland portion of the federal law known as Obamacare.
In conjunction with SEEDCO, the Harford Community Action...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:03 PM
In dogmatically attacking health reform, Republicans have been exploiting the concern that increasing health care coverage must obviously cost us too much. That is not true, and we need to talk about it.
Conservatives who shut down the government two...
| 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...