Steny Hoyer sees experience as his advantage

GREENBELT, Maryland – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, doesn’t seem especially concerned about his reelection next year. “My strategy for reelection is to continue to do a job everyday that people will see and appreciate,” he told Capital News…

Hoyer calls April Fools on Trump’s health care reform plan

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer expressed his doubts Tuesday that a new Republican healthcare bill will come any time before the 2020 election cycle, despite Trump administration claims that a plan is coming. The House is scheduled to…

Court decision, midterm elections drive debate over Medicare for all

By JEFF LEVINE Capital News Service WASHINGTON – The decision by a federal court judge on Friday to strike down the Affordable Care Act strengthens the case for “Medicare for all,” according to Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of the Physicians…

Once in the majority, House Democrats will work through ‘to do’ list

WASHINGTON – Now that they’ve taken over the House, Democrats will try to follow a party blueprint for action that envisions protecting health care, Medicare and Medicaid, funding improvements to the country’s infrastructure, and creating more jobs. And the likely…

Battle for Maryland’s only open House seat puts focus on Trump policies

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland – President Donald Trump wasn’t in attendance during a Tuesday debate in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, but his controversial comments and policies came up several times during the night.   That was not much of a surprise in…

Maryland Democrats: Trump health care curbs could affect 260,000 in state

BALTIMORE – As many as 260,000 Maryland residents could see higher premiums or lose their health care coverage altogether because of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender under a new Trump administration legal strategy, state Democrats warned on Tuesday. Rep.…

Hogan wins backing of hundreds of former O’Malley donors, records show

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Hundreds of donors that contributed to Democrat Martin O’Malley between 2007 and 2011 are financially backing Republican Larry Hogan as he seeks a second term as Maryland’s governor, according to a Capital News Service analysis of campaign…

Maryland lawmakers tackle health care proposals

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A trio of weighty healthcare bills are moving through legislature to counterbalance recent healthcare decisions at the federal level.

Opioid and heroin overdoses have reached ‘crisis level’ in Maryland

WASHINGTON – When Carin Miller’s son was about 19 years old, he began to abuse heroin by snorting pills, eventually moving on to shooting up. This went on for six years before he got help. Lucas Miller’s history of drug…

ACA supporters prepare for possible changes in Obamacare

With President Trump making it clear in his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday that he still intends to make changes in the Affordable Care Act, health advocates are teaming up with some Annapolis lawmakers to provide protection for Maryland residents should that happen.