Medicaid in Maryland covers the cost of an emergency room visit to treat oral infections or pain but not the cost of dentistry to prevent or fix the underlying problems. Health care advocates plan to push legislation in the current General Assembly session to close that coverage gap.
Two competing pieces of state legislation regarding hospital closures and transformation -- including the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health's proposal to close Harford Memorial Hospital in downtown Havre de Grace and replace it with a new medical center near the I-95/Route 155 interchange -- will be the subject of legislative committee hearings in Annapolis next 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.
The revelation that a former Catonsville doctor accused of an alleged sexual assault previously went to prison for rape has lit a fire under lawmakers and regulators who plan to ensure the state screens physicians it licenses, a measure that has failed and been ignored in recent years.
Maryland will not have to ask the federal government for additional grant money to build a new health exchange that models the highly successful site in Connecticut and will replace the damaged one the state was forced to scrap
Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday urged Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate.
The head of the Senate committee that is leading an inquiry into what went wrong with Maryland's health exchange is planning to turn the probe over to state auditors — who would not release a report until summer at the earliest.
By By Erin Cox and Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun
Supporters and critics of legislation that would grant farmers a 10-year reprieve from new environmental regulations squared off before a House committee Tuesday, with much of the debate focused on the bill's prohibition on public disclosure about those granted the deferral.
After being thwarted the past two years by skittish lawmakers, Gov. Martin O'Malley is preparing once again to introduce a bill aimed at planting mammoth wind turbines off Ocean City — and the measure may finally pass, thanks to a shake-up in a committee that stifled it last year.