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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Problems continue for Maryland insurance exchange

    Problems continue for Maryland insurance exchange
    A supporter of Obamacare eager to avail herself of the opportunity it provides for better coverage, Carol Siegel enjoyed smooth sailing on Maryland's online health insurance exchange — and then she didn't. After a promising start, she ran aground,...
  • Policyholders get chance to extend health plans

    Policyholders get chance to extend health plans
    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. Maryland's insurance...
  • Md. weighs options after Obama unveils fix to dropped insurance policies

    Md. weighs options after Obama unveils fix to dropped insurance policies
    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...
  • Obamacare must be repealed

     Obamacare must be repealed
    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...
  • Md. panel recommends holding hospital rates steady

    Md. panel recommends holding hospital rates steady
    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....
  • Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans

    Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans
    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...