Health Care

Ahead of Committee Work, Senate President Sees Narrow Passage for Medically Assisted Suicide

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said Tuesday that he’s not likely to vote in favor of a medically assisted suicide bill,...

2 UMMS Board Members Resign, Others Take Leave of Absence

Two members of the University of Maryland Medical System Board of Directors stepped down on Tuesday and four others agreed to a leave of...

House, Senate Move Forward on Reinsurance Program Funding

The Maryland Senate moved forward on a bill Tuesday that would fund the state’s reinsurance program for the next four years.The House of Delegates...

Frosh Pushes Legislation Requiring ‘Humane’ Treatment of Nursing Home Residents

A high-profile scandal involving a now-defunct Maryland nursing home chain has prompted legislation that Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) said will protect current and...

UPDATED Roundup: Bill Targeting Franchot Moves Forward, House Eyes Statute on Child Sex Crimes

The Senate moved forward Friday on House Bill 1052, which would remove regulatory powers over alcohol and tobacco from the comptroller’s office.Widely viewed as political...

Leaders Demand Answers From Hospital Officials

State leaders served notice on Friday that they will move quickly to restore public confidence in the University of Maryland Medical System. The pledges...

Bill Would Allow Residents to File Taxes, Sign Up for Health Insurance at Same...

A measure to encourage low-income Maryland residents to sign up for health insurance on their tax returns has been amended by a key committee.Under...

Carter Bill Would Prohibit UMMS Board Members From Business Deals With the Medical System

Leaders of the Maryland legislature reacted with alarm to a report that nearly a dozen members of the University of Maryland Medical System’s board...

One-Stop Shopping: A Roundup of Wednesday’s Major Developments

The Fight for Fifteen is likely headed to a conference committee.The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday evening to Senate Bill 280, its version of a...

Senate to Vote on Retiree Drug Benefit Plan

The Maryland Senate is poised to vote on a change to state retiree pharmacy benefits on Wednesday morning, with a bill that is more...