A surge of nearly 50,000 Marylanders obtained health coverage through the state's insurance exchange during the final two weeks of enrollment until next fall, though health officials will continue sign-ups for those who were unable to navigate the marketplace's troubled website.
The board overseeing the Maryland health exchange voted unanimously Tuesday evening to scrap its dysfunctional website and adopt software developed by Deloitte Consulting and used by the more successful health exchange in Connecticut.
By By Andrea K. Walker, Meredith Cohn and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week it is unclear whether the state can meet its goals and overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut.
Gayle Hafner, a senior staff attorney for the Maryland Disability Law Center who was an outspoken and tireless advocate for the disabled, died March 22 of a heart attack during an operation at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 60.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The standoff in Annapolis over raising the minimum wage intensified Tuesday, as Gov. Martin O'Malley met with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller to press for action on the proposal — one of his top legislative priorities.
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
After the state severed ties with the contractor that built its problem-plagued health insurance exchange, officials face the looming question of what to do with it — continue throwing money at fixing it or replace it.
Maryland may have to spend an additional $30.5 million providing Medicaid coverage to Marylanders because the state's glitch-riddled health exchange website can't tell if they are no longer eligible and boot them out.
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.
The troubled Maryland Health Connection announced another setback this weekend when due to a programming error, Medicaid enrollment packets for more than 1,000 customers were sent to the wrong addresses.