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  • Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment

    Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment
    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...
  • Sharfstein: Risks outweigh benefits of exchange switch

    Sharfstein: Risks outweigh benefits of exchange switch
    The secretary of the state health department responded Tuesday to a Democratic congressman's request for an analysis of the pros and cons of switching to the federal insurance exchange, arguing in a letter that the risk of switching before the current...
  • Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance

    Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance
    Barbara Gruber has never been happier to pay a bill. From CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the bill confirmed that the 55-year-old Mount Washington woman had new, affordable health insurance. She bought it on the Maryland Health Connection, the online...
  • Maryland to stick with own health care site

    Maryland to stick with own health care site
    As legislators grilled Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Tuesday over the dismal debut of Maryland's health insurance exchange, the O'Malley administration stood by the website and said it will not switch to the federal version. Rejecting calls to shut...
  • Federal government approves new Medicare waiver for Maryland

    Federal government approves new Medicare waiver for Maryland
    The federal government is expected to announce its approval Friday of a plan that would allow Maryland to continue setting hospital reimbursement rates for Medicare patients and could become a national model for reducing health care costs. The decision,...
  • As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise

    As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise
    Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...
  • Md. health care website still has glitches despite major fixes

    Md. health care website still has glitches despite major fixes
    Less than two days after Gov. Martin O'Malley declared that the state's online insurance marketplace finally worked for most consumers, a server crashed Monday, the call center became overwhelmed and the governor announced he was bringing in another...
  • Consumers rush to meet first deadline for health coverage

    Consumers rush to meet first deadline for health coverage
    While residents rushed to make a Friday deadline to get coverage under Obamacare starting next year, at least one consumer group warned that glitches would prevent some from buying a health plan on time. Consumers had until midnight Friday to buy private...
  • Company helping fix Md. health exchange linked to firm selling policies

    When state leaders brought in a new company to help repair their troubled health care exchange, they went to one whose owner has a lot to gain from the sales of insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The Columbia-based health care technology...
  • City concerned about sleep-related infant deaths

    City concerned about sleep-related infant deaths
    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...
  • Uncertainty surrounds Md. health exchange deadline

    Uncertainty surrounds Md. health exchange deadline
    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...