Maryland's largest health insurer Thursday asked state regulators for permission to raise rates by an average of 52 percent on plans brought by individuals on a state exchange under the Affordable Care Act.
There is a growing movement by insurers and others to do health screenings at barbershop to try and address health disparities that make racial minorities more prone to certain illnesses. The health companies hope that by going to one of the most frequented and trusted institutions in the African-American community they can encourage them to get preventive care that can help fend off fatal ailments such as colon cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The dominant carrier on Maryland's health exchange, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, will raise premiums beginning in January, though not nearly as much as the company wanted, according to information provided by state regulators Friday.
More than 600 Harford County residents joined to support the nation's smallest citizens at the 2013 March for Babies on Sunday along Route 23 in Forest Hill, raising in excess of $100,000 to improve and protect the health of babies.
The Pennel family of Edgewood, is serving as the 2013 Harford County March for Babies Ambassador Family to help raise awareness about the lifesaving research and support of the March of Dimes and their team, Two Tiny Blessings, will participate in the annual March for Babies Sunday
Human Genome ultimately rebuffed a $2.6 billion offer by biopharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc, saying it was too low – though it has put itself on the market. Catalyst agreed to be acquired by a larger Illinois competitor for $4.4 billion.
After receiving criticism last school year for cutting high school teaching positions while keeping administrators, Baltimore County School Superintendent Joe A. Hairston is proposing to do the reverse — preserve the classroom teachers next school year and cut 46 administrative positions.