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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • 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...
  • Baltimore area Giant and Safeway workers approve new contract

    Union workers at Safeway and Giant Food in the Baltimore and Washington regions overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday that increases wages and maintains key benefits. "It's a good day to be a member," said Tim Goins, executive vice president...
  • Many oppose health care act, and many don't know its benefits

    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...
  • Katy Perry: Lack of universal health care drives her 'absolutely crazy'

    Katy Perry: Lack of universal health care drives her 'absolutely crazy'
    In the new issue of Rolling Stone, pop star Katy Perry joined many other celebrities in providing her analysis of political issues of our country.  According to the article, which you can view here, Perry revealed she's "recently undergone a political...
  • Maryland's hospital rating system in danger of failing

    Maryland's hospital rating system in danger of failing
    For 35 years, Maryland has enjoyed a unique exemption from the federal government that allowed it to regulate hospital rates so that patients are charged the same no matter where they seek care. But the system that state health officials say has...
  • Federal government tries to reach out to younger workers, recent graduates

    Federal government tries to reach out to younger workers, recent graduates
    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,...
  • One year later, time to toss Obama health care

    The country recently marked a sad anniversary. It has been one year since Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid ramrodded President Obama's health care reform legislation through the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate against the will and wishes of the...
  • Health co-ops should be expanded, not limited

    Health co-ops should be expanded, not limited
    One of the casualties of the recent budget deal is a potential game-changer in health care: nonprofit health insurance cooperatives (co-ops). Although not eliminated, the funding to help launch the co-ops was cut significantly. Let's set aside the fact...
  • Federal report on stent procedures finds potential fraud

    Federal report on stent procedures finds potential fraud
    While Dr. Mark Midei was allegedly implanting unnecessary cardiac stents in hundreds of patients at a Towson hospital, stent manufacturer Abbott Laboratories was paying for crab and barbecue feasts at his Monkton home and building a business strategy...
  • Physician pay, medical disclosure rules criticized

    The payments and "VIP trips" given to a Maryland cardiologist by Abbott Laboratories for parties and consulting work — disclosed in a federal report released Monday — are just what new legislation and industry guidelines are supposed to...
  • Treating patients at home may be cheaper, better

    A program that allows patients to be treated at home instead of the hospital can improve care and satisfaction, new research from Johns Hopkins shows. The model called Hospital at Home reduced costs by roughly 20 percent and had equal or better...
  • Jean Marbella: On health care, freedom for or from religion?

    I once met a smart and delightful young woman who was making her way through a demanding college program despite being a single mother of two. From what I could tell, she was quite a loving mom and her kids seemed happy. But just watching her juggle...