| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:41 PM
As health care reform kicks into high gear, many Americans are asking: Will I qualify for a government subsidy to buy health insurance under the new health care law, and when do the changes kick in?
Eligibility depends on your income, family size and...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Like many other disadvantaged Baltimoreans, I need Obamacare. But I don't want it.
I recall staying up late into the night watching C-SPAN a few years ago. I watched to see then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bang her gavel, ushering in an era of health...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:43 PM
U.S. Rep. Andy Harris certainly is the darling of Harford County's conservative voters, who make up a large contingent of the local people who participate in the election process.
There's certainly no mystery as to why he's able to draw crowds like...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Supporters of a proposed contract for unionized workers at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power argue that it's a good deal for the city. Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller estimates that the proposal would generate real (i.e., inflation-...
| Aug 20, 2013
As a supporter of universal health care who has spoken with many Marylanders on the issue, I can tell you that Justin Cuffley's recent commentary is representative of a growing disaffection with a health care system that puts profits ahead of people ("A...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:41 PM
WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth.
Seven months since its...
| Aug 21, 2013
A diverse standing-room only crowd packed Norfolk City Council chambers for an information session on the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, known as Obamacare, on Monday night. In his third presentation in a week, U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby"...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The glee with which Republicans greeted the delay in the employer coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act is heartless. Although it is politically motivated, such reveling will prove to be a political obstacle to Republican election chances in 2014....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) attacked Republicans on Thursday for their repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare, saying threats to shut down the government or limit the debt ceiling are irresponsible and ineffective.
“The big problem we have are...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:18 PM
A growth spurt in community college enrollment during the recession has all but ended, with numbers declining or leveling off this year, according to state officials.
Three years ago, two-year institutions saw an enrollment boon at the height of the...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Much of the attention over what changes federal health reform will bring has focused on doctor visits and hospital stays. But what about dental care?
Tequila Terry, director of plan and partner management for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange,...