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Confused By Health Care Marketplaces? Help Is Coming

Under the Affordable Care Act, people and small businesses will be able to purchase insurance through a Marketplace.

05/17/2013

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Md. Announces Connector Program On Health Overhaul

Maryland launched an initiative on Thursday to help residents get health insurance under the federal health care law.

04/25/2013

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Bringing More Science & Treatment Programs To The War On Drugs

The war on drugs is mostly fought by law enforcement. But the Obama Administration is about to launch some softer weapons.

04/24/2013

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Md. Senate Approves Health Care Reform Bill

The Maryland Senate has passed a measure to further implement federal health care reform.

03/27/2013

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Study: Costs Of Medical Claims In Md. Could More Than Double

Medical claims costs in Maryland could jump 67 percent for residents’ individual policies by 2017 under the federal health care overhaul, according to a study released Tuesday by the nation’s leading group of financial risk analysts. But a Maryland official said the study is flawed, because it doesn’t consider state-level policy decisions that will have a big impact on costs.

03/27/2013

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Md. House Passes Health Care Reform Measure

A measure to further implement federal health care reform in Maryland passed the House of Delegates on a 93-43 vote Monday with little debate.

03/25/2013

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Brown Testifies On Health Reform Legislation

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and state health officials on Wednesday outlined some of the final steps in a three-year effort to create a health benefit exchange in Maryland as part of the federal health care overhaul.

02/13/2013

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Sweetest Night In Town: Chocolate Affair To Benefit Baltimore’s Homeless

It’s one of the biggest events of the winter in Baltimore, and it’s designed to help the city’s homeless population.

02/08/2013

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Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

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Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

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Health Coalition To Call For $1 Tobacco Tax Hike

Thursday is the Great American Smokeout and, in case you need incentive, there’s a campaign to raise the cigarette tax next year.

11/14/2012

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Opinion: Four More Years Of Gridlock

Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.

11/08/2012

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