| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:38 AM
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...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:18 PM
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.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:48 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:11 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:31 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Raymond Liu remembers President Barack Obama's promise that people would be able to keep their insurance if they liked it. He liked his, but he won't be able to keep it.
As Obama continues his campaign to win over Americans skeptical of the Affordable...
| 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.