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Lawmakers propose setting qualifications for top Md. health official

Maryland’s next health secretary may have to meet more stringent qualifications under a bill in the Maryland General Assembly.  State law sets no qualifications for the position. A pandemic entering its third year and its effect on minorities raises questions ...

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Md. officials say they are ready for health care

Maryland health officials on Monday expressed confidence the state was ready to open its new health insurance marketplace and address problems that could arise with the large undertaking. Becca Pearce, executive director of Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, said that while ...

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Md. health secretary says state prepared to help addicts

ANNAPOLIS — More than 41,000 drug and alcohol addicts in Maryland are estimated to be eligible for health insurance next year under the federal health overhaul, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Maryland’s health ...

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Md. health chief opposes medical marijuana bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s health secretary said Monday he opposes the current version of a bill to legalize medical marijuana because the department lacks the resources to oversee the system to dispense it and the medical use of the drug remains ...

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Maryland health secretary urges action on health care

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s secretary of health and mental hygiene says he wants state lawmakers to establish a framework for a health benefit exchange during the upcoming legislative session. John Colmers made the comments Friday during a meeting of the Health ...

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