| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:01 AM
The rollout of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, reflects cosmic ineptitude and unsurpassed incompetence in the executive branch of the federal government. There are plenty of other words to describe the rollout as well that can't be...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration announced that it had exceeded its goal for enrolling low-income Marylanders in the Medicaid program as part of the health insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to improving the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Soaring healthcare spending — which helped pave the way for President Obama’s health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown in how much the nation pays for medical treatment,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:14 PM
More than half of Connecticut's uninsured population last year qualified either for Medicaid or a subsidy to offset part of the cost of private health insurance, according to a new report released Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:19 PM
WASHINGTON — The relentless rise in healthcare spending — which had threatened government budgets and helped pave the way for President Obama's health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown, newly...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Blue Shield of California said it has agreed to acquire GemCare Health Plan, expanding its presence in Kern County and the Central Coast area.
Blue Shield, one of the state's largest health insurers, said Tuesday that GemCare customers should see...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Appealing a Medicare claim can be time-consuming and slow. Before going that route, talk with the doctor, hospital and Medicare to see if you can spot the problem and get the claim resubmitted. If you can't fix the problem that way, look on the back of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
An unqualified executive at an Owings Mills medical firm allegedly reviewed X-rays and other tests, potentially endangering patients, according to court documents filed by federal authorities.
The allegations were laid out in the documents by the FBI,...
| Jan 10, 2014
From the request line: "A column on the collapse (or not) of the liberal/progressive narrative in light of the Obamacare debacle."
Don't get me wrong, I'm not hard up for column ideas.
But they're all my ideas, the product of my whims, crotchets and...
| Jan 11, 2014
Beyond the political debates over the Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan consensus about the future of our nation's health care system. Across the political spectrum, officials and experts agree that we must shift from a near exclusive focus on...