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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • It's Anthem Blue Cross' turn to turn on Obamacare

    It's Anthem Blue Cross' turn to turn on Obamacare
    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,...
  • Feds have much to do before insurance marketplace is ready

    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...
  • Community health centers brace for health reform

    Community health centers brace for health reform
    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...
  • Will Obama leave a legacy?

    Will Obama leave a legacy?
    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...
  • Bring back the 'death panel' bill

    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”...
  • City to pay consultant $420,000 to monitor money-saving efforts

    City to pay consultant $420,000 to monitor money-saving efforts
    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...
  • U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

    U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say
    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...
  • Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform

    Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform
    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. Maryland Insurance...
  • Affordable Premiums Bolster Health Care Reform

    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...
  • Obamacare tax catching businesses off guard

    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...
  • Maryland shows Obamacare can be affordable

    Maryland shows Obamacare can be affordable
    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...