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  • Health insurance and doctor availability [Letter]

    Health insurance and doctor availability  [Letter]
    The statistics reported in the article, "Doctor appointment availability varies by insurance type" (April 7), were alarming and deserve reflection and pause by your readers and all Baltimoreans. The findings highlight a challenging issue for our health care system as more people enroll in insurance plans, both private and Medicaid, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But this isn't a new issue and goes to the core of our societal notions of fairness.
  • Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance

    Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance
    Almost 18,680 people asked for more time to sign up for insurance through the state's health exchange because they had trouble with the website during open enrollment, but exchange officials said Tuesday that many have already had their issues addressed....

    Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]

    Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]
    The Sun's story regarding Medicare payments to ophthalmologists is incomplete and does not report the fact that the treatment in question is effective in restoring vision ("Hundreds of millions paid by Medicare in Maryland," April 10). Maybe if Medicare...

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]
    This is getting old. Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short. The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...

    $37 million settlement deal reached in Midei stent case

    $37 million settlement deal reached in Midei stent case
    The former owner of St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay up to $37 million to resolve allegations that cardiologist Mark G. Midei put hundreds of patients through unnecessary heart stent procedures, according to court documents. As many as 273...