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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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Barry F. Rosen: A primer on health care reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as federal health care reform, contains myriad new rules that affect employers, employees, health insurance plans and health care providers. This is the first in a series of columns providing ...

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Maryland readies for federal health reform

Although the bulk of federal health care reform is still a few years from being implemented and is even under assault in court, Maryland legislators will start drafting the framework for it this session. “Some legislation is going to need ...

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Federal judge in Virginia declares Obama health care law unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge declared the foundation of President Barack Obama’s health care law unconstitutional Monday, ruling that the government cannot require Americans to purchase insurance. The case is expected to end up at the Supreme Court. U.S. ...

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Health care reform battle far from over

WASHINGTON — Americans should be prepared for two more years of verbal combat over health care reform when the new Congress is seated in January, but wholesale changes to the law are unlikely before the next election, experts say. Republicans ...

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Report: Maryland shows progress in child welfare reform

A newly released report from the Maryland Department of Human Resources shows progress in child welfare reform. While only three jurisdictions out of 23 counties and Baltimore City reached their goals, improvements were found across the state. Even Advocates for ...

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