Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

General Assembly approves public health care exchange

ANNAPOLIS – The General Assembly approved legislation Monday morning that would create the framework of a public health care exchange where individuals and small businesses would one day be able to compare and purchase insurance policies. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal ...

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House OKs benefits exchange compromise

ANNAPOLIS — Hundreds of health insurance brokers who were afraid the O’Malley administration’s health benefits exchange would put them out of business are reasonably happy with the bill that passed the House of Delegates and was reported to the Senate ...

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Federal health insurance reform brings myriad changes

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as federal health care reform, contains a myriad of new programs and rules that affect employers, employees, health insurance plans and health care providers. This is the third column highlighting ...

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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

MIAMI — Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. Authorities recovered $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year — a ...

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