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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Obamacare must be repealed

     Obamacare must be repealed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. 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...