| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:52 PM
A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era.
Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Three years after touting his medical background as he campaigned for Congress, Rep. Andy Harris is emerging as a top spokesman in opposition to Obamacare — and taking on other health policy issues as well.
For Harris, a Baltimore County...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:45 PM
As Obamacare crumbles under the weight of its own complexity and dwindling popular support, Americans gain the opportunity to make genuine, systemic changes in health care funding, namely a single-payer program of Medicare-for-all. ("Md. weighs options...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Today, I became old.
The Federal government told me so. An official letter from the Social Security Administration announced my eligibility for Medicare. The envelope also contained a red, white and blue Medicare card. The patriotic color theme...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:05 AM
November is National Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme is “Family Caregivers — Now More Than Ever!”
The number of family caregivers is growing each year, and the role they play is vital to our country. According to the...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I'm sick of our government. They lie to us all the time and force stuff on us that we don't want. Obamacare is too expensive, and if you read between the lines, it's the greedy taking care of the greedy.
In these sad economic times, we need to...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Maryland has resolved many of the problems with its new health insurance exchange and more people are signing up, officials said Tuesday, though they acknowledged that a number of glitches remain.
On the same day that a top Obama administration official...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein joined with John Colmers, chair of the state's hospital rate-setting panel, at a forum Thursday night at The Baltimore Sun to discuss a plan that will change the way hospitals do business.
The plan would tie...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:47 AM
We don't know what kind of TV ratings the House Energy and Commerce Committee might have drummed up during its more than four hours on C-SPAN today, but we suspect they couldn't have been high. Surely, only a few minutes of testimony about the Obamacare...
| Oct 25, 2013
These activity will be offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818.
European river cruise The center's trip committee is accepting reservations for a cruise next summer on the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The government taking responsibility for medical insurance? The fact is that this has been around for more than half a century in the form of Medicare. And for low-income people who are not eligible for Medicare, there is Medicaid.
This is not a new...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit.
Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...