| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The nearly 3.8 million Californians who have applied for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will get help registering to vote under an agreement reached with several civil rights groups, officials announced Monday.
The agreement heads...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part.
Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:00 PM
As a government and politics major at the University of Maryland, Joe Chapman knew he might end up working for the federal government.
"It was not always at the top of my list for a career, but it was among the places that I knew I was going to shoot...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:36 PM
For 11 days last summer, Shawna Gunter worked as a physician assistant, treating 200 patients at a Centreville doctor's office and prescribing medication. But, authorities said Friday, the 36-year-old had no medical training.
Federal prosecutors said she...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:14 AM
My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
| Apr 9, 2014
Meg Finnegan thought she might never be able to afford to have a baby.
Finnegan, who is self-employed and has a pre-existing medical condition, was having trouble finding health insurance at all, let alone a policy that would cover pregnancy and...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark health law, has resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after more than five years.
In her place, the president plans as...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:07 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:20 PM
By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...