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Health Care Reform (2009)

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  • Q&A with Maryland's health-care reform chief

    Q&A with Maryland's health-care reform chief
    Carolyn Quattrocki may not be well known to most Marylanders, but she is a longtime Annapolis insider. So it’s not surprising that the former special assistant to then-Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. and former deputy legislative officer under...
  • Budget battle rejoined

    Budget battle rejoined
    As concern over the August chemical attack in Syria heated up and the U.S. was plunged into a debate over the use of military force to punish Syria for its use of internationally banned weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, House leaders wisely...
  • Obamacare and the poor

     Obamacare and the poor
    Kudos to The Sun's Andrea Walker and state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Deputy Secretary Chuck Milligan for explaining the details of Medicaid expansion, a truly significant component of "Obamacare" set to take effect Jan. 1 ("Understanding...
  • Republican healthcare, purity stances complicate image makeover

    Republican healthcare, purity stances complicate image makeover
    Two unrelated occurrences — one in Washington, one in California — conspired this week to reinforce the Republican Party’s struggle to gain the up-and-coming voters it needs for long-term survival. And it also underscored the value...
  • Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange

    Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange
    Small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates Maryland regulators approved Tuesday. The Maryland Insurance...
  • Letters: Major flaw of healthcare reform

    Re "Narrow networks," Opinion, Sept. 15 The article notes that major insurers had to "sharply limit the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients" to make healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act affordable. This exposes a major...
  • Debunking the latest creepy smear of Obamacare

    Debunking the latest creepy smear of Obamacare
    The battle over healthcare reform legislation has always been as much about politics as policy. So it's not surprising that, as full implementation of the law approaches, the tactics are looking more and more like the last-ditch smears of a failing...
  • Study Shows Decade Of Decline In Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage In Connecticut

    Greater medical costs, higher insurance premiums, rising unemployment and expanded Medicaid reduced the percentage of Connecticut residents who receive health insurance through their employers, according to a new study released Thursday. About 136,000...
  • America's just not that into Obama

    "You know, I actually believe my own bull----." That's what President Barack Obama once told a reporter. If the man ever uttered a statement that spoke more to his approach to politics, I haven't heard it. Whether it stems from a grandiose...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan warns governors on Obama health care plan

    Rep. Paul Ryan warns governors on Obama health care plan
    The chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee said Monday he has been warning governors not to count on high federal reimbursement rates for expanding Medicaid coverage to low-income families under President Barack Obama’s health-care reform. U....
  • The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security

    The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security
    The talk in Washington and among opinion leaders around the country's budget issues today centers on "balance" and "responsibility." Many conservatives declare that these terms mean that there should be no new revenue, only spending cuts to programs...