| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:41 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:53 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:41 PM
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...
| 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...