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Health reform panel to vote on benchmark plan

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland panel working on implementing federal health care reform is planning to take a vote on the state’s benchmark health benefit plan. The Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council is scheduled to meet Thursday in Annapolis. The ...

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Justices question health care mandate

WASHINGTON — During the second of three days of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s health-care reform law, the split over the constitutionality of the individual mandate was very much in evidence. The justices of Supreme Court ...

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House, Senate pass health exchange bill

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to create a framework for a health insurance market place to provide coverage to the uninsured. The House of Delegates and state Senate voted 94-44 and 35-12, respectively, for the bill ...

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Jack L.B. Gohn: Contraception, an unrepresentative church, and unresponsive courts

At this writing we still don’t have an outcome, either regulatory or political, in the fight between the President and the bishops over the proposed mandate that employers, including Catholic hospitals and universities, offer their employees health insurance plans with ...

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Business group files high court health care appeal

WASHINGTON — A small-business group opposed to the health care overhaul is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire law, not just the core requirement to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. The National Federation of Independent ...

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Md. Board of Ed removes environmental education loophole

Maryland’s Board of Education revised a new environmental education requirement to remove what critics complained was a loophole that school districts could use to get around the mandate. Critics complained a change made in January would have allowed students to ...

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