The Checkup

The Checkup
8:10 am
Tue November 12, 2013

How Treatment and Coverage of Drug and Alcohol Addiction is Changing

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A quarter of all Americans will deal with a substance abuse issue at some point in their lives. Of those, only about 11-percent will get treatment. The Affordable Care Act may change that. It requires that all insurance plans cover treatment for substance abuse.

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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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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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The Checkup
10:26 am
Tue September 24, 2013

What A Delay Or Defunding Of Obamacare Would (Or Wouldn't) Mean For Maryland

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The health-insurance exchanges are scheduled to open a week from today, and opponents are still trying to delay or defund Obamacare. In “The Checkup” we ask Politico health care reporter Paige Winfield Cunningham how it will play out here.

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The Checkup
9:10 am
Tue September 17, 2013

What You Need To Know About The New Health Insurance Exchange

Today we continue our series The Checkup: How Health Care Is Changing In Maryland. We meet a retiree from Baltimore County, who’s looking for a good deal in health coverage and Karen Pollitz from the Kaiser Family Foundation, who guides us through the soon-to-open online marketplaces for health insurance.

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The Checkup
9:10 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Plight Of The Navigator: Helping 750,000 Uninsured Marylanders Get Health Insurance

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Maryland’s health insurance exchange goes online in three weeks. How much do you know about your new options for health coverage? We ask Kathleen Westcoat from the nonprofit HealthCare Access Maryland who will help the public navigate the online marketplace.

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