| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
What a wonderful, if hypocritical and misleading, opinion by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who continues to be as truthful and upfront with the American people as her boss is about Benghazi ("Health care reform is cutting costs,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler urged state regulators Tuesday to cap the amount that insurers can raise premiums under the new health care law to no more than 5 percent until more is known about how the sweeping federal legislation will...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:45 AM
As the nation implements health care reform, emergency care has never been more important. We treat everyone, from babies to seniors, and we see the full spectrum of medical problems that exist. We are available at all times for all people.
A new report...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Thirteen insurers have submitted plans to offer health insurance on the state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform, that begins open enrollment in October.
The plans must still be certified by the state....
| May 29, 2013
| 5:15 AM
There's a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After a hundred years of failed attempts, health insurance reform became the law of the land three years ago, and...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Like so much else in Columbia, the taproot of Howard County General Hospital reaches down to James Rouse.
In the late 1960s, the founder of Columbia asked Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Connecticut General Insurance Co., which was financing Columbia, to...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I've enjoyed reading the more moderate conservative pundits trying to reason with their base to, as Timothy Meyer puts it, get over their "Obama obsession" ("Conservatives: Lose the Obama obsession," May 30). Good luck with that. President Barack Obama...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In case anyone has missed the dueling budget proposals out this week from Rep. Paul Ryan on the Republican side and Sen. Patty Murray for the Democrats, don't fret. You could easily have slept through the last four months and missed nothing. They are...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
As we struggle through the fifth year of recession, facing budget cuts, austerity and now the sequester, it may be a good time to re-evaluate our national priorities. Last year, the Reach Out and Read program that distributes books to low-income...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Remarks by President Barack Obama this afternoon at Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore, from the White House.
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Baltimore! (Applause.) Well, it is wonderful to see all of you. Give Duncan a big round of applause for the great...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets.
These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...