| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:35 AM
The Maryland health exchange debuts its new online marketplace this weekend, and officials say they expect it to run more smoothly this time.
The revamped website comes at a cost, but tabulating the price tag to build and run both the old and new...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:05 PM
No piker when it comes to cliffhanging drama, the Supreme Court late Friday placed the governors and legislatures of 36 states in a corner, by taking up a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that directly threatens their citizens.
The states are those...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Illinois residents who enroll in Obamacare on the whole will pay higher premiums than last year for the most popular plans, but they'll have many more options to choose from, according to 2015 plan information released Friday.
Premiums for the lowest-...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Medicare has a zombie problem.
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that the federal insurance program paid nearly $300,000 to cover HIV drugs for about 160 people. However, all those people were dead when their...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:35 PM
A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Ambulances benefit from frequent users. Place a call for patient transport and a bill is generated.
But what if the ambulance service was paid to keep patients out of the hospital? What if the model was rebuilt, so that the ambulance service brought the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:37 PM
For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself.
While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:25 AM
The new face of Access Health CT, James Wadleigh, is a native Vermonter, a skier, a father of four, and a tech guy who sometimes loses sleep over the possibility of a glitch in the system.
In late August, the board of Access Health CT, Connecticut's...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A former Towson gynecologist and obstetrician was sentenced Monday to a year in prison for illegally distributing prescription painkillers to his girlfriend and two other people.
Dr. John Yacoub pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy and intent to...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:06 PM
When a team of health-care and social service workers in Allentown went looking for frequent visitors to emergency departments and hospitals, they quickly learned that many were dialysis patients.
Ask those patients what's most important for maintaining...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Virginia's health care safety net is groaning under increased demand, and a simple cash infusion won't solve the problem for free clinics and community hospitals around the state, industry leaders told legislators Thursday.
More cash certainly wouldn'...