Health Care

Maryland Hospital Safety Grades Released

In an improvement from a year ago, 10 Maryland hospitals received an A grade in hospital safety, according to new fall 2019 ratings released...

Joint Panel to Defer Action on Legalizing Marijuana

The Maryland legislature is unlikely to seriously consider the legalization of marijuana next year.Leaders of the General Assembly’s Marijuana Legalization Workgroup said Wednesday that...

Lawmakers Cross Bay Bridge to Hear High-Priced Lawyers Argue About Asbestos

It was an improbable setting for a dense and baffling public hearing.The House Judiciary Committee traveled to a waterside resort on the Eastern Shore...

Former Legislative Leader Lands at ‘White Hat’ Lobbying Shop

Gally Public Affairs, one of the few “white hat” lobbying firms in Annapolis, announced Thursday that John A. Hurson, the former House of Delegates...

2 Ex-Lawmakers Collaborating to Curb Opioid Abuse

Two former Maryland state lawmakers are teaming up to fight the opioid epidemic.Former Republican Del. Mathew J Mossburg, whose own battle with drug addiction...

Baltimore Still on Most Rat-Infested Cities List, But Improving

Charm City has shown consistent progress in getting off America's "Rattiest Cities," the annual report from pest control company Orkin. Baltimore comes in at...

Uncertainty Over Retiree Benefits Isn’t Causing Mass Exodus, State Budget Chief Says

Despite workers’ concerns about the future of the state’s retiree health benefits program, government agencies are not seeing a wave of retirements, a legislative...

Health Advocacy Group Marks 20 Years, Looks Ahead

A health care advocacy organization that has pushed Maryland’s political leaders to expand insurance coverage and create a mechanism for reducing prescription drug prices...

Opinion: Preserving the Integrity of Md.’s Reproductive Health Care System

The Trump administration is coordinating a devastating political assault on reproductive health care intended to limit access to birth control, target vulnerable communities, defund...

Opinion: Cummings Called ACA ‘the Most Important Vote in my Career’

Congressman Elijah Cummings’ untimely departure from the community, state and national stage has left all those who knew him, or knew of him, with...