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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • O'Malley administration settles suit over Medicaid backlog

    O'Malley administration settles suit over Medicaid backlog
    The O'Malley administration has settled a class action lawsuit brought by critics who accused the state of failing low-income and disabled Marylanders by regularly taking nearly a year to approve medical assistance applications as part of a severe...
  • Part-timers to lose pay amid health act's new math

     Part-timers to lose pay amid health act's new math
    Many part-timers are facing a double whammy from President Obama's Affordable Care Act. The law requires large employers offering health insurance to include part-time employees working 30 hours a week or more. But rather than provide healthcare to more...
  • Group chosen to help implement health reform settled with feds over fraud

    Group chosen to help implement health reform settled with feds over fraud
    Maryland tapped the nonprofit Seedco to help implement health care reform despite a $1.7 million settlement the agency agreed to in December to resolve a federal fraud suit. The U.S. government sued the agency, saying it defrauded a federal employment...
  • Getty and Kasemeyer discuss state politics with students at McDaniel

    Getty and Kasemeyer discuss state politics with students at McDaniel
    On April 17, State Senators Joe Getty, R-Baltimore and Carroll counties, and Ed Kasemeyer, D-Baltimore and Howard counties, shared anecdotes and answered questions from about 50 McDaniel College students who had gathered in a lecture room at Hill Hall for...
  • The hollowing out of government

    The hollowing out of government
    The chemical and fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn't been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. (A partial inspection by a...
  • Obamacare's tax on innovation

    Obamacare's tax on innovation
    Government leaders are asking us to out-innovate, out-export and out-work our competitors in order for the United States to turn this economy around. But what if our own government was instituting policies that proved to be some of the biggest obstacles...
  • Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare

    Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama's new federal system. The move is aimed at saving the city money and comes as...
  • President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges

    President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges
    Remarks by President Barack Obama this afternoon at Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore, from the White House.   THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Baltimore!  (Applause.)  Well, it is wonderful to see all of you.  Give Duncan a big round of applause for the great...
  • Teachers could pay 'Obamacare' tax

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is bracing for rising healthcare costs, including an anticipated $2.3-million tax increase, as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. That price tag has created a disagreement between the district's teachers...
  • Exclusive: 'Workplace wellness' fails bottom line, waistlines - RAND

    Exclusive: 'Workplace wellness' fails bottom line, waistlines - RAND
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-awaited report on workplace wellness programs, which has still not been publicly released, delivers a blow to the increasingly popular efforts, Reuters has learned, casting doubt on a pillar of the Affordable Care Act and a...
  • 13 insurers want to offer plans on state exchange

    13 insurers want to offer plans on state exchange
    Thirteen insurers have submitted plans to offer health insurance on the state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform, that begins open enrollment in October. The plans must still be certified by the state....