Health Care

Retirees Sue State Over Prescription Drug Benefits Shift

Four retired state employees sued the state Monday, charging that changes to their prescription drug benefits are illegal.The suit, filed in Baltimore City Circuit...

Opinion: Time for Tough Love to End the Opioid Epidemic

My opponent, David Trone, is wrong on how best to combat the opioid epidemic that is devastating families here in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District....

Leaders Hail Deal Stabilizing Md. Health Insurance Market — But Dems Want More

While Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and legislative leaders on Wednesday hailed federal approval of a plan to stabilize Maryland’s health insurance markets,...

Trump Rule Would Trigger Extra State Funding for Family Planning Organizations

As the national debate escalates over stripping federal funding from organizations that counsel women to get abortions, Maryland is now legally prepared to step...

Neall Taps Two Public Health Veterans for Key Posts at State Health Dept.

Maryland Health Secretary Robert R. Neall on Thursday installed two public health veterans in key positions within the agency. Neall announced that Howard Haft would...

Survey Shows Large Pay Gap Between Male and Female Physicians in Maryland

There is a wide pay gap between male and female physicians in Maryland – and Maryland physicians earn less on average than physicians do...

Parents of Adults With Disabilities Often Look to One Another for Help, Solutions

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” Jillian Copeland of Rockville likes to quote this proverb, often attributed to Plato.But she adds her own twist, “Those...

Families of Developmentally Disabled Adults Struggle to Avoid ‘The Cliff’

Annie Taubenfeld is a 27-year-old from Baltimore with three part-time jobs. She collects and washes eggs at a farm, sorts and folds clothes at...

Prescription Drug Rate-Setting Bill Dies on Sine Die

As the clock ticked closer and closer to midnight Monday, things looked bleak for the Drug Cost Commission bill that had made its way...

Bills to Prop Up Health System Start Moving Through Legislature

As part of the federal tax-cut legislation in December, Republicans in Congress gutted a key component of the Affordable Care Act -- the so-called...