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Administration: ‘Obamacare’ To Offer More Choices

Insurance companies are showing interest in providing coverage under the new health care law, a development likely to increase market competition and give uninsured people more choices than they now have, the White House said Thursday. Many of the 14 million people who currently buy their own insurance plans could also benefit.

05/30/2013

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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. Studies Health Care For Part-Time Workers

Maryland has no plans to move its 75,000 active full-time state government employees into the state’s new insurance exchange, but the state is studying how to address health coverage for some contractual employees and part-time workers, a state official said.

04/24/2013

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Physician Seeks Curbs On Insurer Limits For Drugs

It’s taken years for Dr. Ronald Sroka, a Crofton primary care physician, to hone his skill at prescribing what he considers the right medications.

04/01/2013

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Md. Making Plans For Language Barriers In Health

Maryland officials are planning a variety of ways to reach people who do not speak English well to help them obtain insurance under the federal health care law.

03/04/2013

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Md. Gets Conditional Approval For Health Exchange

Maryland has received conditional approval by the federal government to operate a state-based health insurance exchange in 2014.

12/10/2012

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Gas Drilling Panel May Require Pollution Insurance

A state panel that is devising rules for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland may require drillers to have pollution insurance.

11/20/2012

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Survival Tips: Changing Hurricane Victims Into Hurricane Survivors

Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, journalist Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

11/03/2012

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Expensive Health Care Isn’t Always Best

A recent report by independent investigators reveals that many less costly health care groups rate high for quality of care.

09/04/2012

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Medicare & The Election: FAQ

In an effort to clear up confusion, here are some answers to common questions about the future of Medicare.

08/20/2012

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Progressive Insurance On Defense After Court Case

The Progressive Corp. insurance group is defending itself against an online onslaught of negative publicity resulting from its handling of a client’s fatal car crash.

08/16/2012

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Affordable Health Care Act Now In Effect

New law, new coverage. As of Wednesday, the Affordable Health Care Act requires insurance companies to offer women new disease-prevention services at no cost.

08/01/2012

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