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Plan would cut $25M from Montgomery county schools

ROCKVILLE — The president of the Montgomery County Council says all nine members have signed off on cuts to employee benefits and to public schools. Under the plan, the council would cut $25 million from the $1.4 billion it contributed ...

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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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Battle begins over health care insurance exchange

ANNAPOLIS – Business interests argued Tuesday for a slimmed-down version of a public health care insurance exchange proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to bring the state in line with the federal health care overhaul passed last year. “We have an ...

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Md. insurance brokers worried about proposed health benefit exchange program

ANNAPOLIS — Independent health insurance brokers and their clients lobbied legislators in Annapolis on Tuesday to try to prevent being put out of a business by a new health benefit exchange program proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley. “A new health ...

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Surcharges could jeopardize Medicaid funds

About $1 billion in federal Medicaid assistance could be jeopardized as the Health Services Cost Review Commission implements the statewide medical cost increase included in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s fiscal 2012 budget, raising an additional $331 million in state funds. Frederick ...

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Barry F. Rosen: Occurrence coverage must be provided, Michigan court holds

An employer’s agreement to provide malpractice insurance to a physician requires the employer to provide coverage for any incident that occurred during the term of employment, even if the claim is not asserted until after the employment ended, a Michigan ...

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Health council recommends independence for Md. Insurance Exchange

Health council staff recommended that the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council make the Maryland Insurance Exchange — the new entity for people without insurance and others to purchase coverage — an independent government agency. At a meeting Tuesday morning, council ...

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