Health Care

Md. leaders ask Congress to help stabilize insurance market

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, left, shakes hands Wednesday with Gov. Larry Hogan on the occasion of his fourth State of the State address. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Maryland’s leaders are asking the state’s congressional delegation to help find solutions to stabilize the individual health insurance market. In a letter, Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch asked Congress ...

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Md. legislators hear single-payer health care proposals

ANNAPOLIS — Single-payer health care could be a long-term solution to Maryland’s health insurance woes, sponsors of two single-payer bills told a Maryland legislative committee Monday. While a lot of criticism of single-payer health plans focuses on their cost, sponsors ...

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Md. prescription drug price bill poses threat, industry warns

Sen. Joan Carter Conway. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

ANNAPOLIS — Drug manufacturers warned legislators Wednesday that a proposal aimed at keeping prescription drug prices low could harm Maryland’s biotechnology industry. The legislation would create a commission to review drug prices in Maryland, but that could decrease outside investment ...

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Kennedy Krieger Institute leader to retire this year

Project HEAL, an effort of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute, provides legal services for children with both intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Several local law firms perform pro bono work with the program. (File photo)

Dr. Gary W. Goldstein, president and CEO of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, will retire later this year, the institute announced Monday. Goldstein has led the Baltimore-based institute for 30 years and will retire once a successor has been named. Kennedy ...

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Md. Senate committee considers complicated health care changes


ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers were still making changes to a bill designed to stabilize the individual health insurance market hours before a hearing Wednesday, demonstrating the complexity of finding a solution to federal health care changes. Late changes to a ...

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AAMG Physical Therapy opens new Edgewater location

Anne Arundel Medical Group Physical Therapy has expanded its business with a new office at the Edgewater Village Center, company officials said Tuesday. The 2,500 square-foot office space is AAMG’s seventh regional location. AAMG Physical Therapy offers a range of ...

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Md. Hospital Association picks Atlas as new leader

One international organization reports that hospitals which have more sophisticated systems do better than expected in quality measures evaluated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (DEPOSIT PHOTOS)

Health care consultant Bob Atlas will be the next president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association, the organization announced Monday. Atlas, 63, is expected to start March 5. He will serve as the association’s fourth president. He currently is president of ...

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Maryland considers new strategies as fentanyl deaths rise

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin (oxycodone) pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

The dangerous element of fentanyl requires Maryland to change how it responds to the state’s opioid crisis, including embracing some radical proposals, policymakers say. While state data shows opioid-related and heroin-related overdose deaths have started to decline, the number of fentanyl-related ...

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