Describing recent health insurance premium increases in Maryland as “unsustainable,” Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s legislative leaders on Wednesday embraced the idea of a federal reinsurance program that would help offset the expense of the sickest patients.
"As in every critical service sector, in health care the imperative to lead, follow, or get out of the way has never been more important. The UM UCH team understands this and should be commended as it brings its Vision 2020 to reality...," Lorien CEO writes.
bs-ed-op-0222-drug-commission. In the absence of action at the federal level to address rising drug costs, Maryland has taken the lead on this critical issue. This year, we’ve introduced legislation to create a Drug Cost Commission that would set fair rates for high cost drugs in Maryland.
Howard County Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano made it clear when he unveiled his fiscal 2019 operating budget that his top priority was to bring down the school system’s $22.2 million, and growing, deficit.
Commissioner retirement healthcare benefits continue to cause strife between county leaders and the local delegation, most recently with Carroll’s representatives bringing the topic up during a legislative discussion in Annapolis on Friday.
Proposed changes to the Havre de Grace zoning laws regarding Upper Chesapeake Health's new Bulle Rock Campus are both necessary for the protection of city residents and to ensure the health system operates with maximum flexibility as market conditions change.
Health insurance is a confusing, complex and costly world. But what if there were a way to save money and improve coverage, starting with a large group of people and then maybe expanding it to others? There is. Here’s how: pooling.
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.
Maryland's state lawmakers will convene in Annapolis next week with the daunting task of re-writing the state's tax code in an election year, stabilizing a health insurance market with skyrocketing premiums and reducing violent crime in Baltimore.
The Harford school board does not hear from the public during its first work session on the FY2019 budget, but it gets educated in how the majority of its budget goes to employee pay and benefits, plus how much health care costs have increased in the past decade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former NAACP head Ben Jealous, a Democrat running for governor, will unveil his plan to provide health care to Maryland residents next Wednesday during a Baltimore rally with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
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.