| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:24 AM
For more than two decades, residents and activists in Severn have lobbied for a health clinic and community center for their neighborhood. During that period, some simply gave up as plans fell through time and time again.
Not Glenda Gathers. The local...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:04 PM
A headline Monday in Politics Now, the L.A. Times' blog on national politics, distilled the challenge facing Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) as he tries to broaden his party's appeal.
The story by Lisa Mascaro was about a report the House Budget Committee...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:36 PM
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it is planning to examine state-based health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, a move that could lead to a review of Maryland's troubled website.
In a letter to...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 3:32 PM
You start with a little girl, dropped in an orphanage and afflicted with a spinal condition that has paralyzed her below the belly button. She's cared for, yes, but none of the well-meaning adults look at this child, scooting around the facility on her...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:15 PM
A federal inspector general is launching a review into what went wrong with Maryland's health insurance exchange, the first examination focused specifically on how millions of dollars in federal money was spent by the state, according to the lawmaker...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Elected officials from both parties said Monday they welcome a pending federal review of Maryland's troubled health insurance exchange, even as they used the latest development to take swipes at one another ahead of this year's gubernatorial election....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Both Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown say they welcome the federal review into Maryland's botched health insurance exchange that's coming at the request of Rep. Andy Harris. A spokesman for Mr. Brown's gubernatorial campaign said the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Original post | 4:30 p.m.
Updated | 5:06 p.m.
With signups for the Affordable Care Act falling last month, Democrats are pulling out all the stops to increase interest in Obamacare by the March 31 deadline.
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:49 PM
His throat and neck reddened and raw from seven weeks of radiation for stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma of the throat and jaw, Paul M. Popadak faces medical bills that have topped $100,000 since his October 2013 diagnosis. To date, his insurance has paid...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Same-sex spouses must be provided equal access to family healthcare plans offered by insurers in the Affordable Care Act marketplace exchanges, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday.
Beginning next year, “...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Another killing at Ft. Hood, Texas, reminds us that these horrific acts of violence can occur anywhere, at any time, even on a secured Army post.
Sadly, the shootings also highlight that our responsibilities as citizens have changed forever. These events...