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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • Maryland voters supportive of health reform, survey finds

    Maryland voters are supportive of health care reform even though some still haven't grasped all the details, a new survey has found. The survey sponsored by independent health philanthropy The Horizon Foundation and advocacy group Maryland Health Care...
  • Survey finds Howard County voters favor health care reform act

    More than half of Howard County voters polled in a recent survey support the Affordable Care Act, the health care law passed during President Barack Obama's first term, although only 30 percent say they know "a lot" about what is in the act. The...
  • Steering away from the fiscal cliff — and into a ditch

    Steering away from the fiscal cliff — and into a ditch
    Efforts to avert the "fiscal cliff" offer great drama, but they won't solve Washington's budget woes and could precipitate another recession — or worse. The Budget Act of 2011 requires the president and Congress to agree on a nine-year, $1.2...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Health security is national security

    Health security is national security
    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...
  • St. Joseph Medical Center board recommends buyer

    St. Joseph Medical Center board recommends buyer
    St. Joseph Medical Centertook another step in choosing a buyer for its Towson campus. The hospital said the board made a recommendation Monday to the parent company, Catholic Health Initiatives, which has the final say. Officials declined to identify...
  • Federal birth control ruling upsets religious groups

    Federal birth control ruling upsets religious groups
    Church officials and other religious-based groups are gearing up to fight an order by the Obama administration that they include birth control in employee health plans — a requirement some say could threaten the protection of other moral beliefs and...
  • Johns Hopkins unveils new hospital

    Johns Hopkins unveils new hospital
    At the new $1.1 billion Johns Hopkins Hospital there will be Xboxes and a basketball court for kids, sleeper-sofas for families, single rooms for all patients, an improved dining menu and extensive soundproofing. It's part of an effort to make the...
  • St. Joseph considers merger with non-Catholic hospital system

    St. Joseph considers merger with non-Catholic hospital system
    Financially troubled St. Joseph Medical Centermay soon become part of a hospital system that does not follow its strict Catholic beliefs on abortion and reproductive rights. The Towson hospital's owner, Catholic Health Initiatives, put it up for sale...