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  • Orioles score big with young audiences, advertisers on MASN

    Orioles score big with young audiences, advertisers on MASN
    Nationally, the highest-rated shows among young adults in April and May were “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, “Modern Family” on ABC and “The Voice” on NBC. But in Baltimore, those viewers preferred a different show:...
  • Aetna pulls health plans from state insurance exchange

    Aetna pulls health plans from state insurance exchange
    Aetna Inc. said Friday it canceled plans to sell insurance on Maryland's new health insurance exchange, set to open Oct. 1 as part of the federal health care reform law, after regulators cut the rates it could charge consumers for its plans. Aetna was...
  • Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say

    Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say
    An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify Baltimore-area hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers...
  • Proposed screening guidelines could prevent deaths, doctors say

    Proposed screening guidelines could prevent deaths, doctors say
    An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify some hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers combined....
  • Love hits a home run at Camden Yards

    Love hits a home run at Camden Yards
    Date: June 22, 2013 Her story: Katherine Cox, 28, grew up in Baltimore. She is an exercise physiologist in the cardiac department at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Her mother, Donna Cox, works for the L. Warner Cos. Inc. in Timonium, and her father,...
  • Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange

    Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange
    Small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates Maryland regulators approved Tuesday. The Maryland Insurance...
  • Canceling health plan bought on glitchy exchange also can be tough

    Canceling health plan bought on glitchy exchange also can be tough
    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...
  • Consumers remain stuck in the health exchange

    Consumers remain stuck in the health exchange
    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....
  • Health insurance bill arrives with a higher price tag than expected

    Health insurance bill arrives with a higher price tag than expected
    When the bill arrived from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, I expected to open it and see that I owed $250 by March 15. Instead it was for $286. That's $36 more than Maryland health exchange website showed my insurance plan would cost. This was the...
  • 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...