In an effort to shore up the state's insurance market, some state lawmakers are pushing for a new Maryland-level individual mandate - and using the $700 fine as a "down payment" on providing insurance to more people.
Proposed changes to Havre de Grace’s zoning ordinance would not only reflect Upper Chesapeake Health’s plans for a new free-standing medical facility near the Interstate 95 interchange, it would also open the door for the site to one day become a regional general hospital.
With health care exchanges for buying coverage in various states struggling to hang on, the Trump administration, in collusion with a compliant Republican leadership on Capitol Hill, strives to sabotage Obamacare by a thousand bleeding cuts.
Gov. Larry Hogan is right that Maryland should do something to prevent a massive backdoor tax increase after the GOP tax cuts. But there are other consequences state leaders should be mindful of as well.
As Republicans move forward with plan to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate as part of their tax plan, the Internal Revenue Service is quietly cashing in another provision that requires certain businesses to provide health insurance.
The fifth open enrollment in Obamacare comes to a close in Maryland, and while signs ups in the state match last year's tally, the Affordable Care Act remains under threat by a series of steps in Washington.
Americans should celebrate the tax reform promised by President Donald Trump and Republicans — one that has the potential to rival tax reform under conservative President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, and one which has the potential to unleash the American economy in ways unseen in years.
Lawmakers were expected to give final approval Wednesday to a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws despite deep opposition from Democrats and a last-minute hiccup that forced Republican supporters to delay their celebration.
Congressional Republicans were on the verge of approving the first major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws in three decades as negotiators locked down the final version of the bill Friday and two key Senate holdouts announced they would support the measure.
Marylanders who purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act were given a holiday reprieve from an early deadline and have another week to sign up. But procrastinators shouldn’t dawdle any longer. The deadline is Dec. 22.
Those seeking health insurance on the state’s exchange will get an extra week to enroll, which is an effort by authorities to avoid a last-minute crush because of the Trump administration shortened the period to sign-up.
People not insured through an employer can shop for plans, see if they qualify for Medicaid or tax subsidies for purchasing insurance and enroll by visiting www.marylandhealthconnection.gov or by calling 855-642-8572.
Know this, Congress: When you have spent as much time in hospitals watching your kid fight for her life as I have, you don’t just sit still and do nothing. You don’t stay quiet and hope for the best. Parents like me, we fight for our kids and their health care.
The presidents of the University of Maryland Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital speak to members of the Greater Baltimore Committee on a wide range of health issues during its monthly newsmaker breakfast.
At a Newsmaker Forum sponsored by The Baltimore Sun, city health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said that while the language surrounding health care remains highly politicized, the health department’s stance remains simple.
A state senator is calling for a special session of the General Assembly to deal with President Donald J. Trump’s decision not to fund subsidies for individual health insurance plans sold under the Affordable Care Act.