| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:03 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:45 PM
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....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 11:00 AM
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).
| Apr 1, 2012
The fate of the Affordable Care Act is in the hands of the Supreme Court justices. But in the court of public opinion, a large percentage of people polled recently want the law scrapped.
A CBS/New York Times survey found nearly half of those polled...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 5:12 PM
The O'Malley administration will introduce legislation in the coming General Assembly that would create the exchanges where people will buy affordable insurance under health care reform.
The Board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, a group convened...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 2:33 PM
St. Joseph Medical Center is looking to partner with other hospitals as it continues to lose patients and revenue in the wake of problems with its lead cardiologist — a move that experts say might even lead to a merger.
The Towson hospital has...
| Jun 30, 2012
Next month, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management rolls out the Pathways programs, created by President Barack Obama in an effort to better attract young people to federal government jobs.
The programs aim to streamline and standardize recruiting,...