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  • CareFirst gives $8.5 million to safety net health programs

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region's largest insurer, said Monday that it will give morethan $8.5 million over three years to 12 safety net health center programs to help treat the most vunerable patients. The money is expected to help 66,000...
  • Woman held on bail in Walmart bleach attack

    Woman held on bail in Walmart bleach attack
    The bleach and Pine-Sol fight that temporarily shut down a Baltimore County Walmart over the weekend was the latest dispute in a heated love triangle, according to court documents, witnesses and attorneys involved in the case. A Baltimore County judge on...
  • Maryland to increase primary care health work force by 25 percent

    Maryland to increase primary care health work force by 25 percent
    State officials on Tuesday announced a plan to increase the number of primary care health professionals by as much as 25 percent in the next decade through a wide range of goals that include increased educational opportunities, financial incentives and...
  • Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.

    Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.
    Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland. More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
  • Health care reform: Caring about costs, too

    Health care reform: Caring about costs, too
    By establishing a health benefit exchange and expanding Medicaid coverage, Maryland is on a path to extend access to affordable health care to hundreds of thousands of individuals, families and small businesses. For our progress to be sustainable,...
  • Insurance co-op to start with $65 million federal loan

    Insurance co-op to start with $65 million federal loan
    A Maryland group led by Howard County health officer Peter Beilenson has received a $65 million loan under federal health reform to start the state's first insurance co-op, a consumer-owned nonprofit that will compete against private insurers to sell...
  • CareFirst program cuts health care costs, improves care

    About 60 percent of the doctor practices that are participating in a special patient-oriented program from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield have save on health care costs and improved care, the insurer said Thursday. Those were the goals of the patient-...
  • Behavioral-primary care program launched in state

    Baltimore Medical System won a nearly half-million grant to develop a program for patients with both chronic diseases and behavior health needs. The $498,906 from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will be used to develop a unique-in-the-state turn on...
  • Health care reform moves ahead in Maryland, nationally

    Health care reform moves ahead in Maryland, nationally
    States including Maryland can move with more certainty to insure their poor, and the federal government can require others to buy health coverage after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care law Thursday. The highly...
  • Maryland poised for next phase of health reform

    Maryland poised for next phase of health reform
    Infinite Biomedical Technologies started to see the benefits of President Barack Obama's health reform law well before the Supreme Court decided its fate. The six-person medical device firm in East Baltimore, which develops technology for prosthetics,...
  • Executives from Hopkins, UMMS, CareFirst weigh in on health care reform

    Executives from Hopkins, UMMS, CareFirst weigh in on health care reform
    The Supreme Court's recent ruling on federal health care reform may have settled legal concerns, but the heads of Maryland's top insurer and two largest medical institutions said there are still unanswered questions and worries about the law. "There...