The Trump administration has rejected efforts to equalize health care access and embraced discriminatory policies toward those most impacted by America’s HIV epidemic. Yet it has also launched one of the most ambitious and inspiring health initiatives of our time - assuming Congress funds it.
Several health bills passed the legislature this session, including one to make it easier for the uninsured to enroll in a plan, a board to control drug prices and extension of a tax to stabilize the insurance market.
As an ob/gyn physician and an advocate for women’s health, I am immensely proud to live and work in Maryland, a state that has consistently acted first to pass policy and legislation protecting access to health care for women.
Md. should pass legislation to reject federal funds and stop participating in the federal Title X program entirely unless individuals who qualify for services under Title X have equal access to the same family planning services as do people with private insurance or Medicaid.
Despite millions in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis and task forces developed to study it at both the state and city level here, not much has changed. The crisis continues unabated. Perhaps, it is difficult to know where to start. Here's a set of guiding principles to help.
Transdev Services paid $160,000 this week to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company and its predecessor, Veolia Transportation Services, underpaid five paratransit drivers, who took Medicaid recipients to appointments in Baltimore under a city contract.
The new CEO of Maryland’s largest health insurer wants to explore means of lowering health cost for all state residents, as well as expanding its own reach potentially through the Medicare and Medicaid government health programs.
Everyone wants to age in place — their own place. As age and infirmity take their toll, more people want to face those challenges in their own homes with help. But in Maryland, it's not possible for most. Here's why.
The pharmaceutical wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corp. has agreed to settle a lawsuit with Maryland and several other states and the federal government that alleged the company fraudulently marketed adulterated drugs to vulnerable cancer patients.
Deanna Kopf, became a certified professional midwife after the birth of her third child at home. She says the experience was empowering and she wanted to help others to have the same exprience. Now she runs Birthwise Midwifery in Catonsville, and also trains other women to become midwives.
Maryland may have allowed residents who did not qualify for Medicaid into the government health program for the poor by failing to consider all of their income, a routine audit of the quasi-governmental agency that oversees the Maryland health exchange found.
Since the national Republican Party and our governor are disinclined to rein in drug prices, Marylanders hoping for relief with the bills they pay at the pharmacy, should take a closer look at Democrat Ben Jealous’ health care strategy.
Conventional wisdom says Americans vote their pocketbooks. That’s why health care offers Democrats an advantage in the midterms, despite the strong economy and the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act.
Immigrants who legally use public benefits like food assistance, Medicaid or housing could be denied green cards in the future. To those who think that the U.S. has too many immigrants already, this new “public charge” rule may sound like a good idea. It's not: American children will pay the price
Studying health impacts of disasters for a living, I often think about worst-cases and who bears the brunt. This outlook became unexpectedly relevant several days ago when I sat in the exam chair of a dentist who specializes in root canals and was reminded how fortunate I am to have dental care.
Top Maryland officials plan to announce Wednesday that the Trump administration has approved a federal waiver would stave off expected increases in health insurance costs for more than 200,000 state residents.
State-sponsored health insurance for all Marylanders such as the single-payer plan proposed by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous could cost $24 billion a year, forcing lawmakers to significantly raise taxes, according to a nonpartisan analysis.
Susan Iwunze Nwoga, 47, operates the independent Poplar Grove Pharmacy in Southwest Baltimore’s Franklintown Road neighborhood. Since 2013, Nwoga filled “patently fraudulent” customer prescriptions for drugs such as Oxycodone, alprazolam clonazepam and promethazine, according to the indictment.
A Pikesville-based health care company and its owner have been ordered to pay nearly $500,000 after violating a 2014 settlement agreement in a Medicaid fraud case, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Thursday.