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  • Did the pundits see the same debate I saw?

    The commentators are at it — parsing, postulating and portending with a perception of the vice presidential debate that left me stunned ("VP rivals come out swinging," Oct. 12). Did they hear the same debate I heard? Vice President Biden was called...
  • Maryland hospital rate increase recommended

    Maryland hospital rate increase recommended
    Maryland hospitals would get some help dealing with federal cuts under a proposed plan that would increase the rates they can charge by 1.65 percent. The staff of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the agency responsible for setting hospital...
  • Time to expand Medicare

    Time to expand Medicare
    After reading the GOP is returning once again to their outrageous voucher system for senior medical care plan ("Medicare next target of GOP," March 3), and reading Steven Brill's article about exploitive hospital charges published in Time magazine and...
  • Only 5 percent of city retirees receiving Medicare are 'healthy'

    Only 5 percent of city retirees receiving Medicare are 'healthy'
    The statistic was so attention-grabbing that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stopped and repeated it: Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness Rawlings-Blake emphasized the statistic as part of last...
  • Sun marches in lockstep with Lenin liberals

    If anyone still had doubts about The Sun's editorial staff being a bunch of Left-of-Lenin Liberal Liars, Sunday's editorial ("Biden connects," Oct. 14) should certainly put any such doubts to rest. Their editorial described Vice President Joe Biden as...
  • Blood drive coming to Our Lady of Perpetual Help [Ellicott City]

    Blood drive coming to Our Lady of Perpetual Help [Ellicott City]
    Ed Parvis, president of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church's St Vincent Society, informed me that the church hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Harrison Hall. To schedule an appointment, contact Lori Merl at 410-...
  • Where are the specifics of the Obama-Biden plan?

    Regarding your recent editorial on the vice-presidential debate, I cannot understand why you fault former governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan for being vague on issues such as taxes, entitlements and foreign policy while praising the Obama campaign'...
  • St. Joseph receives Medicare certification

    St. Joseph receives Medicare certification
    University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center said Friday that it has received a new Medicare provider agreement, allowing it to again seek reimbursement for treating patients on the federal government's health program. The Towson hospital has not...
  • Catholic Health to pay $4.9 million in St. Joseph overbilling case

    Catholic Health to pay $4.9 million in St. Joseph overbilling case
    The previous owner of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay the federal government $4.9 million for overbilling the Medicaid and Medicare system by keeping patients in the hospital longer than needed. Catholic Health...
  • Raising costs doesn't create jobs

    Raising costs doesn't create jobs
    I am writing in response to Bill Barry's commentary ("A farewell to jobs?" Feb. 8). While I sympathize with him in his concern for American job losses, his solutions are worse than the problem. His suggestion to shorten the workweek is rife with issues....
  • St. Joseph Medical Center not certified by Medicare system

    St. Joseph Medical Center not certified by Medicare system
    The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center failed a critical federal inspection and has been unable to collect what is likely millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursements from the federal government since Dec. 1. As part of its takeover of...
  • Fact-checking Biden's debate performance

    Your editorial on Vice President Joseph Biden's debate performance against Rep. Paul Ryan seems to have somehow ignored several factual errors by the incumbent ("Biden connects," Oct. 13). For starters, Mr. Biden claimed "we weren't told they wanted more...