Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost structures, patients battling blood cancers and many other serious conditions are forced to pay prohibitively high out-of-pocket costs for their treatment, which causes many patients to go without treatment entirely.
I encourage our lawmakers to remove the barriers that exist in recognizing pharmacists' clinical services so that the citizens of the state of Maryland can have the same access to care that the citizens of California now enjoy. Enacting laws that recognize pharmacists as health care providers will allow us to meet the increasing health care needs of the citizens of our state by practicing at the top of our license in collaboration with our health care partners, ultimately helping to make
H.R. 3120 would provide funding to improve access to dental care through health clinics, school-based services and other options for underserved populations. It would also extend comprehensive dental coverage to Americans on Medicare, Medicaid and VA Benefits; increase the number of oral health professionals in communities in need; and help support research and education to better integrate oral health with regular care
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of an effort to address greenhouse gas pollution administratively rather than waiting on Congress.
The most important impact of living wage proposals is not a transfer of income from the employer to the employee, but from the employer to the government in the form of lower costs of government safety net programs.
Carnival Cruise Lines announced on Thursday that it will be returning its Pride cruise liner to the port of Baltimore in March, after new technologies helped it meet federal environmental regulations that threatened to drive up costs.
Maryland approved a plan Monday to allow small businesses to offer employees small group health plans in April, but pushed back the launch of its small business health care exchange website to Jan. 1, 2015, in line with the federal health exchange.
Gov. Martin O'Malley managed through the tough times, cleaned up the fiscal mess he inherited and launched a wave of reform and investment -- from transportation and health to education and the environment -- to grow Maryland's middle class for decades to come.
The initiative will create a Healthy Eating Active Living, or HEAL, Zone in the southern portion of the county, specifically North Laurel, Savage and Jessup. The HEAL Zone will be managed by Community Organizer Monica Lewis, who was hired using county council approved funds. Rossman said approximately $100,000 was approved for the program.
America still produces one fifth of the world's goods and services, but accounts for a much smaller share of global growth. Many U.S. products are no longer the best in class. Consequently, the economy can't adequately employ many of its college graduates, and wages are stagnant or falling for ordinary folks.
Maryland will implement a groundbreaking new system of health care delivery. Using the rate setting structure, the state will set global budgets and other alternative approaches to payment that reward clinical systems of care for providing improved outcomes at lower costs. Support for this new demonstration has come from a coalition of the hospitals, the insurance companies and the state all working together with a common vision.
The federal government will announce today approval of a plan that will allow Maryland to keep a unique arrangement where it works under different criteria than other states in the way Medicare pays for hospital stays – and possibly become a national model.