Kirsten Petersen
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Kirsten Petersen is an undergraduate student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She reports for Capital News Service at the Studio C bureau in College Park. She has previously reported for, produced videos for the Baltimore Sun and composed press releases for the National Geographic Channel. Follow her on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn.

November 21, 2013
Baltimore Berger Cookies Could Change or Disappear with Trans Fat Ban

Bakery owner said they would attempt to change the recipe or “go out of business”

December 19, 2013
Community Groups Work to Overcome Language Barriers in Obamacare Signup

Community health organizations in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are working to overcome language barriers that have prevented non-English speakers from completing Obamacare insurance applications.

October 3, 2013
Expanded Medicaid To Improve Benefits for More Than 81,000 Marylanders

Low-income adults without children will enjoy additional health care services.

September 19, 2013
Health Organizations Prepare to Enroll Maryland Uninsured in Obamacare

Navigators and assisters will help health insurance applicants identify coverage options.

October 4, 2013
Marylanders Begin Applications for Affordable Care Act Insurance

Paper applications were used to continue enrollment while problems persisted with the online marketplace.

April 2, 2014
Marylanders Complain About Flawed State Obamacare Website

Frustrated users submitted more than 4,000 comments complaining of problems with the state’s ObamaCare website in the first months of operation, Capital News Service found.

December 18, 2013
State Health Site Lacking Information on Kids Dental Coverage, Advocates Say

A complete list of pediatric dental benefits is not available while browsing for plans

October 15, 2013
State Lawmakers, Officials to Discuss Maryland Health Connection Glitches

Only 1,121 Marylanders enrolled in Obamacare plans in first two weeks.

November 8, 2013
Western Marylanders Frustrated with Obamacare Insurance Mandates

Residents and representatives say Affordable Care Act eliminates the freedom to go without healthcare, invades their privacy and will be financially devastating for their families