| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Perhaps government banning of sugary drinks oversteps. It is a meaningful effort to reduce the burden of obesity on everyone. One thing that has stood out in the debate over health care reform is repeated statements from health care consumers that they do...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Even as the future of health care and how it will be provided and paid for remain a subject of much discussion at many levels thanks to the enactment of the federal health care reform law that has come to be called ObamaCare by critics and supporters...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Supporters of health care reform are breathing a sigh of relief after the re-election of President Barack Obama.
Challenger Mitt Romney had vowed to repeal the law if elected, but now it is in safer territory.
The provision, which requires most people...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Maryland and five other states received conditional federal approval Monday to operate a state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform.
The approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services means...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:49 AM
The Baltimore County Public Library in Towson and the League of Women Voters announced Wednesday a series of election programs on immigration, health care, and the economy to educate voters before next month's election.
"These are all issues that...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:57 AM
Mitt Romney won Wednesday night's debate with President Barack Obama. That might be a substantial help to him in the presidential race — if enough Americans managed to stay awake through the whole thing.
This first encounter between the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:06 PM
MedStar Health plans to build a $30 million medical plaza in Bel Air as it tries to capitalize on the area's growing population, company officials said Monday.
The hospital operator also said it plans to expand the neonatal intensive care unit at its...
| Nov 30, 2012
As official Washington nervously ponders the approaching fiscal cliff and the potential economic chaos it entails, President Barack Obama faces a precipice of his own in the challenge of making use of his re-election victory.
Unless he emerges from...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:38 AM
The League of Women Voters and the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library have scheduled several discussions, starting Thursday, on referendums that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
A panel will delve into Perspectives on the Dream Act,...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Government leaders are asking us to out-innovate, out-export and out-work our competitors in order for the United States to turn this economy around. But what if our own government was instituting policies that proved to be some of the biggest obstacles...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:30 AM
The O'Malley administration has settled a class action lawsuit brought by critics who accused the state of failing low-income and disabled Marylanders by regularly taking nearly a year to approve medical assistance applications as part of a severe...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's dramatic announcement about the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba, the two presidential candidates met for a debate last Monday only 250 miles away in Boca Raton, Fla. Moderator Bob Schieffer...