| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Gary Dorrien must have been wearing his comedy writer's cap when he wrote the preposterous claims that appear in his recent op-ed ("Stand with Obama," March 16). I know hardly where to begin.
Referring to the president, Mr. Dorrien wrote: "He helped to...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Conservatives took great relish this week in attacking President Barack Obama for some ill-considered observations regarding the Supreme Court and its role in reviewing the administration's health care reform law. One would think that the nation's highest...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:05 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Singing the praises of major U.S. insurance companies is not a common pastime on these pages, but recent events require at least a stanza and perhaps even a chorus. Such is the tuneful news that several have decided that no matter how the U.S. Supreme...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Miriam Brand just graduated from the University of Maryland and does not have a job, but she does have health insurance.
The 22-year-old diabetic is among the 2.5 million Americans who were allowed to stay on their parents' policies because of the...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Four Maryland institutions will receive grants under the federal health care reform law to improve care and cut costs.
They are among 81 facilities nationwide to receive money during this round. In all 107 grants have been doled out for projects intended...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:37 AM
The Supreme Court is expected to make its ruling on health care reform Thursday and there's plenty of speculation about what they will decide.
We'll have to wait to find out, but until then Harris Interactive has polled everyday Americans to find out...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The U.S. Supreme Courtupheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law Thursday, ruling that the government may impose tax penalties on people who do not have health insurance.
The court's long-awaited ruling rejected a broad legal...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:56 PM
The Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act's requirement that individuals purchase health insurance or pay a tax would seem to take the "single-payer" concept out of the national conversation about health care. Paradoxically, however,...
| 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,...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:03 PM
"President Obama and Congress chose to pass the Affordable Care Act because the status quo was hurting our ability to create jobs, expand opportunity, and protect the health of our children and parents.
"Today's decision gives considerable momentum to...