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Utilities in Md. expect to reduce rates with new tax law (access required)

Maryland residents may see lower utility bills following the federal tax overhaul. Utility providers BGE, Pepco and Delmarva Power said Friday they will file requests with the Maryland Public Service Commission to reduce their utility rates. The companies all benefit ...

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Md. approves policies, rates for health exchange

Thirteen carriers have been approved to sell health benefit plans to small businesses through the new exchange, state health officials said Tuesday. The Maryland Insurance Administration also said it had approved premium rates on Tuesday for the plans to be ...

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Newly insured will pay a premium in health premiums (access required)

Some Marylanders seeking to buy new health insurance on the state exchange for next year can expect to pay higher premiums for those plans than the current rates for similar plans. However, premiums will be lower than what insurance companies had proposed, some by as much as 33 percent.

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Hospitals can’t pass along cost of Medicare cuts (access required)

Maryland’s hospitals will bear the full brunt of the 2 percent Medicare cuts mandated by sequestration, state regulators decided Wednesday, despite passionate warnings from providers that the move would trigger layoffs and service reductions at hospitals across the state.

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Maryland Hospital Association asks for protection from cut

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Hospital Association is urging a state commission to spare hospitals from a 2 percent Medicare cut that is part of federal budget reductions. The group issued a report Thursday warning about deteriorating financial health of state ...

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