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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • Howard Hospital celebrates 40 years as county lifeline

    Howard Hospital celebrates 40 years as county lifeline
    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...
  • The GOP's negotiating strategy

    Rep. Eric Cantor, the number two Republican in the Congress, has now joined his leader, House Speaker John Boehner, in calling for President Barack Obama's health reform law to be put on the table in the debate over how to avoid the fiscal cliff....
  • Obama 'obsession' fueled by radicalism and racism

    Obama 'obsession' fueled by radicalism and racism
    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...
  • Rick Scott to voters: Never mind

    Rick Scott to voters: Never mind
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Republican Gov. Rick Scott was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the...
  • GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party

    GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party
    In the Republican Party's developing effort to put on a new face after November's presidential defeat, the latest gesture is trotting out freshman Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to deliver the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union...
  • A message to Obama, served cold

    A message to Obama, served cold
    In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news. Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single...
  • City spends $585,000 on study of how to save money

    City spends $585,000 on study of how to save money
    Why did Baltimore need to pay outside consultants half a million dollars for a report that says the city's financial future is grim? Some city residents wondered as much after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for a new trash collection fee, a...
  • Common ground for bishops, Obama

    More than a few Catholic bishops spent this election feverishly warning their flock that voting for Barack Obama put their souls at risk and posed a grave threat to religious liberty. Now that the president has been re-elected with a majority of...
  • The vicious cycle of applying for federal disability benefits

    Reporter Yvonne Wenger's article on the troubling reality of applying for federal disability benefits reflects what we see daily at Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore City ("After a disability, long waits for federal benefits," Oct. 28). As Ms....
  • If not unions, then what?

    If not unions, then what?
    You wouldn't know it from our nation's debate over Obamacare, but the U.S. has had government-supported health care for nearly 80 years. Not only that, but our nation bolsters a retirement level well beyond the thin safety net provided by Social Security,...
  • Solving the state's health disparities

    Solving the state's health disparities
    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...
  • Maryland's Obamacare gamble pays off

    Maryland's Obamacare gamble pays off
    The outcome of last week's presidential election has vindicated the wisdom of Maryland's early decision to begin setting up a state health exchange where consumers can shop for affordable health insurance coverage. President Barack Obama's victory...