| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Jules Witcover's column, "Obamacare on the ballot is bad news for the president" (July 9), reminds us once again of the opposition faced by health care reform. I am appalled at this opposition to a measure that will provide life-saving health insurance to...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The chemical and fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn't been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. (A partial inspection by a...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts.
It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted fetuses torn in...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The political football of health insurance, supposedly taken off the playing field in 2012 by the Supreme Court decision declaring the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional, is being kicked around again.
The Obama administration...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Obama for president
Four years ago, President Barack Obama took office as the economy was in steep decline with millions in the process of losing their jobs, the nation was locked in seemingly endless military conflicts, Wall Street firms were...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Obama administration's decision Tuesday to delay a key provision of the Affordable Care Act for a year sounds worse than it is. Businesses with more than 50 full-time workers will now have until 2015 to either provide health coverage for their...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Federal deficits are too large, and mounting national debt threatens future generations. But as Democrats and Republicans squabble over the mandatory spending cuts known as sequestration that went into effect Friday night, they are failing to face the...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 5:00 AM
With the exciting news that Maryland has received a new federal grant of $123 million to support the establishment of its health benefit exchange — a critical component of President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act —...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:27 AM
The poverty rate in Baltimore held steady last year with about 1 in 4 counted as impoverished by the U.S. Census Bureau — a situation that economists say reflects the fits and starts of the nation's economic recovery.
After a jump of more than 4...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:52 AM
About $14.3 million generated by the 2011 state alcohol tax will be used to expand long-term care services to frail seniors and adults with disabilities, officials said Wednesday.
The money will mean the seniors and disabled people will be able to stay...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The op-ed by Jack Meyer and Karoline Mortensen advocates practical policy solutions for health care reform ("Compromise needed on health care reform," July 26). Yet in the entire article there is no mention of the number one cause of disease in our...