| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Milad Pooran was honeymooning in the South Pacific last summer as politicians in Washington were turning a deadline to raise the U.S. debt limit into another opportunity for partisan brinkmanship.
A critical care physician from Frederick County, Pooran...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:53 PM
U.S.House candidate Wendy Rosen shifted her attention to the general election Thursday after her opponent conceded the race for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 1st District — ending the final disputed contest from last week's statewide...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Unless House Republicans come to their senses, it now seems likely that about 160 million Americans are about to get a tax increase that amounts to $1,000 for the average household and could knock down U.S. projected economic growth next year (already...
| Mar 28, 2012
If the Supreme Court decides the so-called "individual mandate" requiring everyone to buy health insurance is an unconstitutional extension of federal authority, the law starts unraveling. But with a bit of political jujitsu, President Barack Obama...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 10:02 AM
A silver lining in the dark cloud of the deficit reduction supercommittee's failure is that it gives Americans another chance to do the right thing to control health care costs. To save money, we must move beyond administrative fiat and put patients...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:23 PM
In Maryland, an orthopedic practice agreed to pay $2.5 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it had billed for patients' visits that never took place and had double-charged for X-ray work to get higher reimbursements. In...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation will have unusual influence in helping to resolve big issues left hanging on Capitol Hill, because two of the state's lawmakers were appointed Friday to help sort out differences between House and Senate legislation....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:16 PM
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| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Charles Orestus Smith, a retired CareFirst Medicare contractor who was an avid fan of the opera and symphony, died Jan. 3 of a heart attack at his home in the Northway Apartments in Guilford. He was 74.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford, Mr. Smith...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Medicare is in desperate need of reform. Program costs are spiraling out of control and threatening to bankrupt the country. Here in Maryland, on average, each Medicare enrollee costs about $11,400 per year — that's a thousand dollars higher than...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:00 PM
In their recent op-ed ("The wrong fix for Medicare," April 3), Doctors Gary Pushkin and Anuradha Reddy, past presidents of the Baltimore County and Baltimore City medical societies, respectively, advocate abolishing, with no alternative proposal, the...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:45 AM
We physicians are not a trade union ("Got a better plan for reducing Medicare costs?" April 5). We have a monopoly on an essential service. As such, we are not permitted to unionize without violating antitrust laws. However, medical practice is voluntary....