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  • City holds vigil to remember infants who have died

    City holds vigil to remember infants who have died
      City officials held a candlelight vigil Monday evening to remember infants who have died. They called it an "angelversary," and its the third year they gathered for the event. Baltimore City Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Family...
  • Maryland hospital rate increase recommended

    Maryland hospital rate increase recommended
    Maryland hospitals would get some help dealing with federal cuts under a proposed plan that would increase the rates they can charge by 1.65 percent. The staff of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the agency responsible for setting hospital...
  • Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases

    Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler urged state regulators Tuesday to cap the amount that insurers can raise premiums under the new health care law to no more than 5 percent until more is known about how the sweeping federal legislation will...
  • CareFirst invests $1 million to train nurses

    CareFirst invests  $1 million to train nurses
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is investing another $1 million in a program it launched six years ago to help train the next generation of nurse educators. The program gives nurses a stipend of up to $80,000 to pursue a master's or doctorate degree....
  • Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform

    Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform
    Marylanders who buy health insurance on a state exchange under health reform could see their premiums jump as much as 25 percent under rates approved by state regulators, but those increases are less than insurers sought. Maryland Insurance...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...