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Health Care Reform (2009)

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  • Getty and Kasemeyer discuss state politics with students at McDaniel

    Getty and Kasemeyer discuss state politics with students at McDaniel
    On April 17, State Senators Joe Getty, R-Baltimore and Carroll counties, and Ed Kasemeyer, D-Baltimore and Howard counties, shared anecdotes and answered questions from about 50 McDaniel College students who had gathered in a lecture room at Hill Hall for...
  • America's just not that into Obama

    America's just not that into Obama
    "You know, I actually believe my own bull----." That's what President Barack Obama once told a reporter. If the man ever uttered a statement that spoke more to his approach to politics, I haven't heard it. Whether it stems from a grandiose...
  • Almost 13 percent of Marylanders uninsured

    Those who are poor, minorities and living on the Eastern Shore, Baltimore City or Prince George’s County are more likely to be uninsured, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday. The Small Area Health Insurance...
  • The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security

    The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security
    The talk in Washington and among opinion leaders around the country's budget issues today centers on "balance" and "responsibility." Many conservatives declare that these terms mean that there should be no new revenue, only spending cuts to programs...
  • CareFirst proposes 25 percent rate increase under health care reform

    CareFirst proposes 25 percent rate increase under health care reform
    Blaming the cost to implement health care reform, the state's largest health insurer has proposed eye-popping rate increases to state regulators for individuals and small businesses. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates an average of 25...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • St. Joseph hospital seeks strategic partnership

    St. Joseph hospital seeks strategic partnership
    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...
  • Taking exception: U.S. should rein in the arrogance

    Taking exception: U.S. should rein in the arrogance
    America is a little like my eldest son. In ninth grade, at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds., Brendan was big man on campus, physically dominating senior ballplayers. Due to his savvy, size and confidence, he was given charge of older restaurant employees where he...