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Fire Department Provides In-Depth Look at Rescue Training

Fire Department Provides In-Depth Look at Rescue Training

Reporters stepped into the boots of firefighters Wednesday with the Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department

Enrollment in Private Health Plans Nearly Doubles This Year

Enrollment in Private Health Plans Nearly Doubles This Year

The number of people who signed up for private qualified health plans through the Maryland Health Connection nearly doubled during this year’s enrollment period, numbers released Monday show.

Bill Would Limit Types of Drinks Included on Kids’ Meals in Maryland

Bill Would Limit Types of Drinks Included on Kids’ Meals in Maryland

In an effort to battle childhood obesity, some legislators are seeking to regulate the drinks Maryland restaurants offer as part of children’s meals.

Bill Would Create Statewide Consortium on Heroin, Opioid Abuse

Bill Would Create Statewide Consortium on Heroin, Opioid Abuse

Another Bill Would Increase Naloxone Access

Maryland’s Medicaid Claims System Contract Suspended, According to Audit

Maryland’s Medicaid Claims System Contract Suspended, According to Audit

More than $27 million has been paid to replace an outdated system that manages Medicaid claims for the state, but work has fallen grossly behind schedule and is unreliable in quality, according to an audit released this month by Maryland's Department of Legislative Services.

House Committee Hears Bills on Decriminalization, Legalization of Marijuana

House Committee Hears Bills on Decriminalization, Legalization of Marijuana

Other Bills Would Change College Sexual Assault Policies, Reform Rape-Kit Processing

Hogan Announces Initiatives To Combat State’s Heroin and Opioid ‘Crisis’

Hogan Announces Initiatives To Combat State’s Heroin and Opioid ‘Crisis’

Governor creates task force and inter-agency council to fight heroin epidemic

Hoyer Pleased with Maryland Health Exchange Numbers

Hoyer Pleased with Maryland Health Exchange Numbers

Rep. Steny Hoyer expressed satisfaction with the number of people who have signed up for health insurance through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange this year.

Maryland Health Connection Enrollment Drops Despite Efforts

Maryland Health Connection Enrollment Drops Despite Efforts

The number of people who enrolled in health care plans this year through the Maryland Health Connection has dropped by 10.4 percent at this point, despite efforts to increase the number of insured including a larger call center staff, a streamlined website and more public knowledge of the program.