Infant mortality in Maryland remained at a record low for the second consecutive year, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Health Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said, attributing it to expanded access to health care for women and children.
The Supreme Court's recent ruling on federal health care reform may have settled legal concerns, but the heads of Maryland's top insurer and two largest medical institutions said there are still unanswered questions and worries about the law.
Howard County Health Officer Peter Beilenson Thursday praised the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act that would require all persons to have health insurance or pay a penalty on their annual income taxes.
When state officials sent out a recent news release to detail their success providing 20,600 more Marylanders with drug and alcohol treatment, the description appeared vastly different than what some providers on the ground were saying.
Howard County's Door to HealthCare program will remain open for the foreseeable future and will admit more people with the advent of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2014. Changes are in the offing at Healthy Howard.