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  • Obamacare at one year: a birthday assessment

    Obamacare at one year: a birthday assessment
    The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Some provisions went into effect by the end of that year and some over the following three years. But by popular perception, the act kicked in last Oct. 1, when enrollment for...
  • Md. receives $650 million federal grant for foster care

    Maryland has won a five-year, $650 million federal grant that will give officials more flexibility to run the state's foster care program and reduce the number of children entering the system, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration said Tuesday. The U.S....
  • Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers

    Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers
    Not long ago, you always knew where to find a Walgreens — at the corner of happy and homely. Walgreens' banal, cookie-cutter buildings made one part of America indistinguishable from another. Inside were narrow, harshly-lit aisles piled high...
  • Connecticut works to overhaul services for the developmentally disabled

    Connecticut works to overhaul services for the developmentally disabled
    Connecticut is one of five states in the country to receive a five-year Community of Practice Grant, which examines the process of improving supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families across the span of their lifetime. The...
  • State receives $3.5 million to target heart disease, diabetes

    State receives $3.5 million to target heart disease, diabetes
    The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to invest in diabetes and heart disease prevention efforts in five designated regions in the state, including Baltimore. The award is one of 21 grants...
  • Insurers coming back for Obamacare

    As the Affordable Care Act prepared to launch in 2013, one of the big unknowns was how insurance companies would take to the new marketplace: Would they embrace the opportunity to insure a group of largely uninsured working people, or would they avoid the...
  • Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide

    Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide
    Looking to enroll people in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, government and volunteer agencies headed to the state's population centers. The effort paid off. Newly released data on enrollment of individuals who signed up during the...
  • Virginia records adoptions, helps searches

    Half of all children given up for adoption will search for their birth parents at some point in their lives. Those adopted as infants are the most common group of people searching, and most often they start looking for the mother first, according to...
  • App developers seek clearer U.S. health data privacy guidelines

    Developers of apps for mobile devices are asking a U.S. agency to clarify its rules for protecting patient health information to reflect the fast-evolving technology. On Monday, a consortium of start-ups including CareSync, AirStrip and AngelMD, sent a...
  • HHS funds to expand primary care at Southeastern Virginia Health System

    The Southeastern Virginia Health System, SEVHS, was among 25 health centers in Virginia selected to share in more than $5.6 million in federal funding to expand primary care services. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the...
  • State Must Keep Health Care Assistance

    State Must Keep Health Care Assistance
    Connecticut, along with the nation, is heading into the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period starting Nov. 15. What's troubling is that our state has no public plan for linking consumers with the in-person assistance that was available a...