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The Checkup
3:44 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Here Come the Patients - Where are the Doctors?

Maryland expects 360,000 newly insured residents by 2020. Will it be hard for them - and harder for you - to see a primary care physician? Today on The Checkup, we ask whether Maryland is going to experience a primary care shortage, and what Southern Maryland is doing to keep the shortage it already has from getting worse.

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Headlines
8:41 am
Tue October 8, 2013

The Government Shutdown, The MD GOP’s New Executive Director, and Baltimore’s Tax Billing Problems

The latest on the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government: most civilian military workers are back at work, thousands of furloughed workers file for unemployment benefits, a delay on the groundbreaking of the Harbor Point development, and much more.

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Headlines
8:23 am
Mon October 7, 2013

The Federal Government Shutdown, The BDC Violates MD’s Open Meetings Act, and Poe House Reopens

The tens of thousands of Maryland federal government workers who’ve been furloughed during the government’s partial shutdown will likely get their back pay, under legislation approved by the House of Representatives on Saturday. Plus: the BDC violates MD’s Open Meetings Act, Poe House reopens, and more.

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Headlines
8:25 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Obama Says Consequences Of Shutdown Will Get Worse, Flu Arrives In MD, and Prison Corruption

Speaking in Maryland about the partial federal government shutdown, President Obama said “the longer this goes on, the worse it will be.” More on the shutdown’s effects, plus: flu arrives in MD, two more guilty pleas in the prison corruption case, and Baltimore police plan a cell phone checkpoint.

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Headlines
8:38 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Obama To Address Government Shutdown In Rockville, Online Health Exchanges Struggle Amid High Volume

President Obama will address the impact of the federal government shutdown on businesses in an appearance in Rockville. More on the impact of the shutdown on MD, plus: online health exchanges struggle amid high volume, gun sales surge, and more.

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Headlines
8:12 am
Wed October 2, 2013

The Partial Federal Government Shutdown Continues and MD’s New Gun Law Takes Effect

The partial shutdown of the federal government enters a second day – affecting tens of thousands of Maryland workers. Plus: an attempt to block the implementation of MD’s new gun law is denied, police enforce a new ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving, and more.

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The Checkup
4:15 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Opening Day: Maryland's New Health Insurance Exchange Opens Today

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The federal government is closed today, but the Maryland Health Connection is open. It's the state's new online marketplace for consumers to comparison-shop and buy their own health insurance. We talk with Rebecca Pearce, executive director of the marketplace, as well as with executives of two of Maryland's health insurers about what consumers should expect.

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Headlines
8:23 am
Tue October 1, 2013

The Partial Federal Government Shutdown, Health Insurance Exchanges, and MD’s New Laws

Maryland’s economy will feel the impact of the partial federal government shutdown; some 10 percent of MD’s civilian workforce is employed by the government. More on the shutdown, plus: a look at the health insurance exchanges opening enrollment today, and the new MD laws taking effect.

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Headlines
8:16 am
Mon September 30, 2013

A Potential Federal Government Shutdown, MD’s New Gun Law, and Cell Phone Use While Driving

With a partial shutdown of the federal government looming, the 300-thousand federal workers who live in MD wait to see if they’ll be furloughed. MD’s new gun law kicks in tomorrow, so does a law making use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a primary offense. Plus: Vacants to Value, casino funds, and more.

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Headlines
8:22 am
Fri September 27, 2013

What A Federal Government Shutdown Could Mean For Maryland and A Challenge To MD’s New Gun Law

President Obama visited Maryland yesterday to talk about the Affordable Care Act. If Congress fails to pass a budget bill because of GOP efforts to defund that law, Maryland could lose $5-million a day in income and sales taxes. Plus: a challenge to MD’s new gun law, and more.

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