| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Last week: Accountable Care Organizations -- groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who join together voluntarily to provide coordinated high-quality care to their Medicare patients -- are worth the risk, according to a story in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Could Obamacare really work?
Connecticut got happy news Friday — a good deal on health insurance for people without it. The insurer is HealthyCT, formed by the Connecticut State Medical Society, a group of 7,000 physicians. (So it's unlikely to...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Marylanders who buy health insurance on a state exchange under health reform could see their premiums jump as much as 25 percent under rates approved by state regulators, but those increases are less than insurers sought.
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Last week we looked at the Democrats' increasingly progressive platform and constituencies, particularly their attendant enthusiasm for large government and ever-higher spending.
But what about the other party? Is the GOP ready (and able) to win the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Maryland regulators have released the details of the rates they have approved for the nine companies that want to sell policies on the state's new health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act, and the average rates for individuals buying...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Employers caught a break this month when the Obama administration delayed an Affordable Care Act regulation imposing fines on larger businesses, but other elements of the law remain in place, including a tax that will fall for the first time on many...
| 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 18, 2013
| 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON - Hoping to gain the high ground in an escalating war of words over Obamacare, the U.S. administration on Thursday forecast sharply lower than expected insurance costs for consumers and small businesses in new online state healthcare exchanges....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:45 PM
— About 550,000 people in Oregon do not have health insurance, and Aaron Karjala is confident the state's new online insurance exchange will be able to accommodate them when enrollment under President Barack Obama's health care reform begins on Oct....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:13 PM
When the White House decided this week to give employers one more year to meet Obamacare's requirement that they provide health insurance or face fines, many business and government officials breathed a sigh of relief.
Change was coming too fast for...