Health Care

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...

Maryland Marks Wins and Losses in Federal Funding

When it comes to aid to the states, Congress giveth and Congress taketh away.With Congress bumping up against a weekend deadline for approving the fiscal...

Higher State Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes Work as a Public Health Tool: Report

A report released earlier this month found that Maryland tax increases on alcohol and cigarettes have led to decreased use of both products in...

Higher State Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes Work as a Public Health Tool: Report

By Kaanita IyerA report released earlier this month found that Maryland tax increases on alcohol and cigarettes have led to decreased use of both...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Single-Payer Health Care But Were Afraid to Ask

The Maryland Senate heard testimony last week on a measure that would establish a single-payer health system, a “Medicare for all” system in which...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Single-Payer Health Care But Were Afraid to Ask

The Maryland Senate heard testimony last week on a measure that would establish a single-payer health system, a “Medicare for all” system in which...