| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Coding problems that led to coverage and billing troubles for thousands of consumers using Connecticut's online insurance marketplace will be fixed in Maryland's version of the technology, officials said today.
Maryland officials had been preparing to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Pardon us if we are not completely reassured by officials' insistence that glitches recently discovered in the Connecticut Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange that Maryland is in the process of adapting will be fixed well before the site goes...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Two pieces of news this week illustrated how much progress California is making on one of the main goals of the 2010 federal healthcare law, extending coverage to the uninsured. A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that the...
| Jul 30, 2014
Sen. Dick Durbin decried U.S. firms that renounce their corporate citizenship to avoid taxes, saying Tuesday that he would introduce a measure to put them at a disadvantage for federal contracts.
"When it comes to a competition between companies, if we...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
While the House GOP positions itself to sue the Obama administration for not implementing a mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act quickly enough, a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel is mulling whether the administration implemented a second...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Let’s face it: If you’re in your early to mid 50s, you’re probably not thinking about moving into a retirement community just yet—and even if you are, you’re probably not looking ahead to the eventual possibility that you...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Virginia House of Delegates initially planed to come back into session the week of Sept. 22 to debate Medicaid expansion. That's been moved up to Thursday, Sept. 18, at noon, according to the speaker's office.
The reason? Rosh Hashanah starts at...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:18 AM
The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th Kids Count data book, measuring the wellbeing of children nationwide across a variety of health, economic, educational and community measures. In some ways, kids are much better off than...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:38 AM
Connecticut outperforms most states in addressing elder long-term care, but needs to improve support for family caregivers, transitions between hospitals and other settings and affordability of nursing homes, according to a national report card.
| Jul 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Potomac River has long been a symbolic divide between two states with divergent histories and politics. Today, the difference between Virginia and Maryland plays out in Medicaid coverage.
In Maryland, low-income workers — adults living alone...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Back in May, the right-wing Heritage Foundation launched the Daily Signal, which it said would be a paragon of nonpartisan "just true, straight-down-the-middle journalism."
I placed this in the you-gotta-be-kidding-me category. And this week, the...