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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Health reform uncertainty stalls businesses' plans

    Health reform uncertainty stalls businesses' plans
    Two growing Hampton Roads business owners believe health-care reform may give them more work if companies decide to cut employees and hire outside contractors for janitorial services. And they worry that those same Affordable Care Act requirements could...
  • Straight-FORWARD: President Obama and the Senate’s New Legislative Strategy

     
    Last Monday the so-called “Gang of Eight”, a bi-partisan coalition of senior level Republican and Democratic senators led by Chuck Schumer (D,NY) and Marco Rubio (R,FL), unveiled their outline for comprehensive immigration reform. Not to be...
  • New Cap BlueCross, (almost the same) as the old Cap BlueCross

     
    Sharp-eyed consumers may notice a change at Capital Blue Cross. No, this is not an announcement about lower premiums (although that would be a good idea!) It's a new logo. (See right.) The company in a press release said the new logo is emblematic of...
  • Corbett’s Medicaid Mire Campaign Fodder?

     
    Yo, If you see smoke coming from the Capitol on Tuesday, don’t panic. It’s senate Democrats trying to light a fire under Public Welfare Department to get Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion that is being offered under the......
  • Obama Derangement Syndrome

     
    On another thread, one of the regular conservative commenters here whom I consider to be generally thoughtful let fly with this blast of gas about President Obama: He has been incompetence personified...Obama has been an abject failure What is this?......
  • Whom does Congress listen to?

     
    Many critics would say the question is easily answered: corporate America. If so, it'll be interesting to see how Congress responds to a clarion call from more than 80 CEOs to reduce the deficit with a plan that cuts spending and raises more tax revenue....