In the midst of the ongoing debate about soaring drug prices, there is one voice that is too rarely heard — the patient voice. As the ones depending on these drugs each and every day, patients must be considered first and foremost. Who speaks for us? Certainly it isn't the insurers who fight filling our prescriptions for medications deemed vital by our doctors. Supposedly it is the job of the insurance companies to facilitate access to these medications, but that is not what is happening.
Those in the insurance industry said it was likely that two financial blows – property damage and lost income – as a result of rioting in Baltimore after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray would be covered by most insurance policies.
The top Insurance Services Office rating for the Susquehanna Hose Company and the City of Havre de Grace was highlighted during the company's annual awards banquet Saturday evening, along with the company's supporters in the city, county and state governments, the top firefighters of 2014 and members who have saved lives during the past year.
New tenants coming to the redeveloped Rotunda shopping mall and apartment complex in Roland Park range from a pet store and a kebob restaurant to the Space Telescope Science Institute, which tells the famed Hubble telescope what to explore in outer space. Last year, Hekemian & Co., owner of the Rotunda, announced that the mall would be anchored by a 17,000-square-foot MOM's Organic Market, which is scheduled to open this September, and Cobb Theaters' 35,000-square-foot CineBistro, a multiplex
Mental health advocates and researchers question whether health insurers are meeting state and federal requirements for coverage parity between mental health and medical care. Laws require a patient's access and costs should be no different for those seeking mental health care than for those seeking medical care.
A title insurance agent who allegedly stole tens of thousands from her clients to pay her personal bills pleaded guilty to felony theft and felony theft scheme charges, the Maryland Attorney General's Office announced Friday.
WASHINGTON — A long-awaited audit of Maryland's health insurance exchange has found that the state improperly billed the federal government for $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled websites in the nation.
A bill that would grant same-sex couples the same fertility treatment benefits as husbands and wives is advancing in the General Assembly this week. The measure was passed unanimously by a House subcommittee Tuesday and is likely to receive full committee votes in the Senate and House this week.
A philosophical divide over the benefits of shared risk versus the rights of individual companies to make health insurance choices lies at the heart of a high-stakes tussle now playing out in Annapolis.
A local order of nuns that has sued the federal government over a contraception coverage requirement under Obamacare found hope in a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court, which backed the University of Notre Dame in a similar action.
Increasing globalization and political instability around the world have prompted iJET to ramp up hiring and move into a new headquarters, where it keeps eyes on more clients and incidents around the world.
Four health insurance companies have paid a combined $280,000 in fines to the Maryland Insurance Administration for selling health insurance plans to college students that did not meet state standards.
The Maryland attorney general's Medicaid fraud control team is investigating LifeLine Inc., the state contractor that managed a group home for disabled foster children where a 10-year-old Baltimore boy died last summer.
Robert "Bobby" Thompson sat at the kitchen table in his small green-and-white home in Middle River on a cold day recently and looked over the items he had carefully laid out: insurance policies, tax returns and a newspaper ad for a funeral home offering "special attention to all details."
While the state's investment in substance use treatment has never met the need for care, Maryland is building a solid public health and health care financing system that can be mobilized to address our overdose epidemic. The state can turn the corner on the tragic loss of life by taking full advantage of its health care system.
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans pressed the Obama administration Wednesday for a plan to address the long-term health of Social Security as lawmakers began to debate a more immediate shortfall in a program that benefits millions of disabled Americans.
Key Maryland lawmakers have agreed not to seek limits on the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients ¿ often at sky-high prices ¿ after insurance companies reported the practice is declining.
The number of people receiving disability insurance from the Social Security Administration declined last year for the first time since 1983, a reduction that comes as Congress is wrestling with a deadline to fund the program or risk cutting benefits to millions.