| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The rates hospitals can charge for care would remain flat for the first six months of 2014 amid uncertainty over hospitals' financial stability and proposed changes in how they are compensated, under a draft recommendation made by a state panel Wednesday....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
My family is one of the millions whose insurance policies will be canceled because of Obamacare ("Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans," Nov. 6). I have had my affordable CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield policy for many years. We...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Baltimore Sun staff and wire reports
— With millions of consumers — including 73,000 Marylanders — getting health insurance cancellation notices, President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will encourage insurers to continue...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:10 PM
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Wednesday that it would offer more than 55,500 customers the chance to extend their healthcare plans for another year, even though the policies don't comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown cast uncertainty Tuesday on the administration's ability to meet a deadline for repairs of the state's online insurance marketplace, which has had one of the country's most troubled rollouts under Obamacare.
Asked about the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Despite several years of declines and a public health campaign, the number of babies in Baltimore who die while sleeping in a bed with a parent or caregiver remains a persistent concern, the city's health commissioner said.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot said she is...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:37 PM
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is giving Planned Parenthood of Maryland a $200,000 grant to invest in technology at its eight clinics.
Planned Parenthood will use the money to invest in a two-year project to build a new electronic management system....
| May 2, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Maryland's health exchange officials say they have contacted all 18,000 people who reported having trouble signing up for insurance through the state's online marketplace before the end of open enrollment in April and added 7,500 people to the rolls....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The vast majority of people who bought health insurance through the state's new online marketplace chose plans offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's dominant insurer. Even more called the carrier and enrolled directly, according to data...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week, it is unclear whether the state can overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut and meet its...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:02 PM
I haven't visited Health Insurance Hell for a while, so I thought I'd stop and see how things are going. It's not so bad: At least 4.2 million new enrollees through federal and state Obamacare websites, with at least 1 million more expected through...