| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Let's get this out of the way right up front: I feel like a guy who's continually making excuses for a friend who repeatedly messes up.
For supporters (such as myself) of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Some call it an "exchange." The federal government prefers the term "marketplace."
But whatever you call it, an online site for people to shop for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to be up and running Oct. 1. Like a bargain...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Uninsured and diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Northeast Baltimore resident Dorothea Townes visits Chase Brexton Health Services' Mount Vernon clinic at least once a month to pick up medications and get checkups.
"It's a big difference," Townes, 49, said...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Second presidential terms are supposed to give the occupant of the Oval Office a voter-endorsed ticket to pursue a more favorable narrative place in the history books. Barack Obama's second time around, however, is developing more as a rerun of his...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Probably nothing causes members of Congress more unease than having to talk about death. It’s only been four years since healthcare reform became more about whether President Obama wanted to throw mama from a train via “death panels”...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved a payment of $424,000 to a financial consultant to monitor the city's money-saving efforts.
The action by the Board of Estimates would bring the total payments to Public Financial Management Inc., a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:47 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Marylanders who buy health insurance on a state exchange under health reform could see their premiums jump as much as 25 percent under rates approved by state regulators, but those increases are less than insurers sought.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Could Obamacare really work?
Connecticut got happy news Friday — a good deal on health insurance for people without it. The insurer is HealthyCT, formed by the Connecticut State Medical Society, a group of 7,000 physicians. (So it's unlikely to...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Employers caught a break this month when the Obama administration delayed an Affordable Care Act regulation imposing fines on larger businesses, but other elements of the law remain in place, including a tax that will fall for the first time on many...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Maryland regulators have released the details of the rates they have approved for the nine companies that want to sell policies on the state's new health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act, and the average rates for individuals buying...