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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....
  • Democratic candidates for attorney general differ in style, agree on issues

    George Sheldon and Perry Thurston are so civil toward one another — publicly, at least — that they embraced after pitching themselves in back-to-back appearances before a group of Democratic activists in Plantation. The two Democrats are...
  • Resettlement of border kids in Florida sparks compassion, fear

    Resettlement of border kids in Florida sparks compassion, fear
    — More than 3,000 children detained after illegally crossing the border into the Southwestern United States have quietly resettled in Florida this year, and the prospect of more arrivals has sparked a mixture of compassion and fear. Their...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thurston for Dems' AG: Editorial

    The two Democrats seeking their party's nomination for Florida's attorney general have directed most of their rhetorical firepower on the Republican incumbent, Pam Bondi, rather than on each other. Which makes some sense. There's not much difference...
  • Obamacare stats: Apparently we need a new definition of 'train wreck'

    Obamacare stats: Apparently we need a new definition of 'train wreck'
    Positive news reports about insurance enrollments under Affordable Care Act have been coming out so steadily that they barely make headlines anymore. Still searching for a way to depict Obamacare as a "train wreck," GOP critics of the law have no option...
  • Obamacare enrollment in Virginia tops 216,000

    Obamacare enrollment in Virginia tops 216,000
    Enrollment through insurance exchanges authorized by the Affordable Care Act has exceeded projections, according to a U.S. Health and Human Services announcement Thursday. One month after the end of the first open enrollment period, HHS Secretary...