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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The war on, for and about women in Charlotte

    The war on, for and about women in Charlotte
    To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts. It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted fetuses torn in...
  • 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 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...
  • Sen. Glassman warns Mason-Dixon business group on perils of a special session

    Northern Harford State Sen. Barry Glassman warned a local business group recently that some key issues from the 2011 Maryland General Assembly, like gay marriage and a gasoline tax increase, are likely to surface again during the special session planned...
  • Maryland should go slow on establishing a health insurance exchange

    Maryland should go slow on establishing a health insurance exchange
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he wants Maryland to be a "national leader" in health care reform. Sometimes it's good to be a leader, but sometimes being a leader means you are the first to make costly mistakes. Following the lead of other states in...
  • Slipping life expectancy: Americans need to put down the donut and admit we have a problem

    Slipping life expectancy: Americans need to put down the donut and admit we have a problem
    In large swaths of the nation, life expectancy slipped in the decade that ended in 2007, particularly for women, a shocking development in the world’s wealthiest nation. Some communities — primarily wealthy ones — have some of the...
  • America's diminishing quantity of life

    America's diminishing quantity of life
    In large swaths of the nation, life expectancy has stopped increasing and even declined slightly over the decade that ended in 2007, particularly among women. This historic reversal of a long-time trend toward longer life expectancies in the world's...
  • Living in Maryland is far superior to living in Texas

    Having just moved back to Maryland after 23 years in Dallas, I think I can bring some insight as to Texas' merits vs. Maryland. ("A Texas remedy for what ails Maryland jobs," June 22) First, there is the myth that Texas is cheaper to live in than other...
  • 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...
  • 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...