Univ. of Maryland to Host Event Celebrating Health Reform Provision Benefiting Young Adults

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - 13:24
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 13:01
Lawmakers, university officials, and students will gather at the University of Maryland at College Park on Thursday, Sept. 23, to celebrate and raise awareness of a key health reform provision that is taking effect that day. Insurers will be required to allow children to stay on their parents' health insurance plans until the age of 26, a change expected to extend coverage to thousands of young adults in Maryland.

In Q and A, Maryland's Health Secretary Colmers Says State To Save $850 Million Under Health Reform In First 10 Years

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 - 9:59
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 09:45
Q: What is the state doing to prepare for the establishment of insurance exchanges in 2014?

Maryland Studying Potential Co-Op to Cover Those Who May Be Left Out in Health Reform

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 - 12:05
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:26
The Maryland Nonprofit Health Insurance Co-Op is beginning a year-long study to determine whether it's feasible to form a group to cover people who still may not be able to afford health insurance -- or would rather pay a penalty for not having it -- after health reform takes full effect, according to the Maryland Reporter (

Maryland Releases Interim Report on Health Reform Implementation Plan

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 - 15:19
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 14:43
The Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council has released an interim report outlining the state's plans to implement health reform, including expected costs and savings. Maryland has been one of the most ambitious states in terms of exploring just how much responsibility states will have in implementing the health reform plan. The reports highlights include:

Summer Field Trip in Annapolis

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 - 10:39
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 10:32
 Harvard professor Bob Behn calls the various “-stat” systems used across the country “Performance-Stat.” This includes the New York City CompStat, Baltimore’s CitiStat, and Maryland’s State-Stat, as well as Montgomery County’s County-Stat system.

Where are Maryland's Green Collar Jobs?

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 - 18:32
We recommend that you listen to Maryland Morning's excellent report on the Recovery Act's renewable energy impact in Maryland as well as the program delays that have slowed the start of green collar jobs like solar panel installation. Maryland Morning is a radio program that runs 4 days a week.

Recovery Act: Shifting Mindsets

Friday, November 6th, 2009 - 21:25
The fuss surrounding the release of the first full report on the use of Recovery Act money last week reminded me of an experience I had in 1980 while working for a congressional oversight committee.  We had received an annual report with program data for FY 1977 that I thought was quite useful.  I then asked the agency for the FY 1978 and 1979 reports since I thought they would be useful as well.  The response was “we just released the 1977 report, the others won’t be available for another two years.”

Fact-Based Governing

Monday, July 27th, 2009 - 16:40
Maryland's State-Stat.  Last week I took a field trip to Annapolis to visit Governor Martin O’Malley’s much ballyhooed State-Stat management system.  It is a variation of Baltimore’s Citi-Stat, which O’Malley created in 2001 when he became mayor.  It could serve as an inspiration for what the federal government might do to track the implementation of the various agency-level goals to be submitted to OMB by the end of the week, as well as to coordinate the work of t

What Does a 21st Century Government Look Like?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 - 14:28
Senator Obama says we need to move from a 20th century government to a 21st century government.  Like Senator McCain, he is calling for a program-by-program review of the existing government.  But neither of them paint a picture of what a 21st century government might look like.