| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Every week on the lecture trail, I meet progressives who are demoralized and/or infuriated by Barack Obama's performance as president. They insist that they will not work for him again or even vote for him. Many have signed petitions saying as much....
| Mar 21, 2012
A long-awaited report on the Spring Grove Hospital Center campus considers a variety of redevelopment options.
Redevelopment will require the state to take on debt on the front end, will benefit state and local tax coffers on the back end, and will...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 10:00 AM
A coalition formed after a 12-year-old boy from Prince George's County died from an untreated tooth infection will launch a healthy teeth campaign today aimed at families with children who can get free dental care through Medicaid.
| Mar 27, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Carroll County public schools should strengthen financial controls and network security, seek all valid Medicaid-related reimbursements, review some of their contractor arrangements and re-evaluate their food service operations, according to a report...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Many people think of nursing homes as places to go to die. But here in Maryland, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers are in fact places people go to live. They are a big part of the solution to the state's health care challenges, providing...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Aetna's plans announced Monday to acquire Coventry Health Care Inc. for $5.6 billion could catapult the insurance giant to the front of an industry race to capitalize on Obamacare and the health needs of aging baby boomers.
The deal, subject to...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:25 PM
I wrote today about a Johns Hopkins study that found a decline in circumcisions has cost the country $2 billion in extra medical costs in the past decade.
The Hopkins scientists say they think fewer babies are getting the procedure because states aren'...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Maryland secured $123 million of federal funding to launch its health insurance exchange, the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's health care reform, state officials announced Thursday.
The money will help build the marketplace, now formally called...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:58 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics is modifying its stance on circumcision for the first time in more than a decade, acknowledging that the health benefits outweigh the risks of the procedure, which involves removing the foreskin of a baby boy's penis....
| Aug 30, 2012
Three of every 10 children in the U.S. rely for their health needs on Medicaid, the single largest health insurer of children. Access to Medicaid not only ensures that 30 million children receive adequate medical care and preventive services, but also...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Nearly 70 elderly patients and vulnerable adults must find new homes because of the planned closure of Harborside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore, a sprawling facility with numerous fire hazards uncovered in a recent state inspection....
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:44 AM
The decision of the state medical examiner to rule the overdose death of a 24-year-old heroin addict as a homicide has rekindled questions about whether city and state officials are routinely under-reporting Baltimore's number of annual murders....