Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will be on hand in Baltimore this week to receive an award for improving federal health policy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to a national association of LGBT and allied medical professionals.
Maryland is justifiably proud of being a leader in many health care initiatives. Yet, when it comes to adopting a simple policy that would save the lives of babies, Maryland policymakers are sadly behind much of the nation.
The Columbia firm that helped fix the federal health care exchange announced Tuesday that it agreed to a new contract with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to serve senior advisor on HealthCare.gov.
Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued on Friday by the Obama administration. But the protections do not apply to tens of millions of people, including the elderly.
The data for 3,300 hospitals released by the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows wide variation in what hopsitals charge. It marks the first time information about hospital rates has been released publicly.
Scientists at the nation's leading research institutions are warning that continued uncertainty over federal funding for biomedical research in the U.S. could lead to a brain drain that will eventually undermine development of new treatments.
The Supreme Court decision on President Obama's health care act means three-year-old Avey O'Doherty, who was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2011, cannot be denied health coverage for her pre-existing condition.