| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:48 AM
After spending several hours over two days to enroll in an insurance plan through the glitch-prone Maryland health exchange, it took another two days to cancel the policy.
Agents at the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield call center have been inundated...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Three days after the Maryland health exchange launched its online marketplace for the uninsured and underinsured, Lynn Baklor enthusiastically logged on.
Three months later, she gave up in frustration.
"You win," she wrote in mid-January to Lt. Gov....
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:47 PM
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...
| 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...