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  • End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all

    End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all
    Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
  • Ehrlich is wrong: Lower taxes don't spur growth or solve deficits

    Ehrlich is wrong: Lower taxes don't spur growth or solve deficits
    I read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column ("Obama economics: More government means more growth," June 20) with interest and disbelief. Well, not really. But his comment at the end about the "left's dangerous love affair with ever-higher taxes" brought a...
  • Congress must act on Medicare reform

    Congress must act on Medicare reform
    A recent article highlighted the dysfunction resulting from the broken Medicare physician payment system ("End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all," Jan. 22). Physicians who care for millions of Medicare patients across our nation are weary of the...
  • The hoax of 'entitlement reform'

    The hoax of 'entitlement reform'
    It has become accepted economic wisdom that the only way to get control over America's looming budget deficits is to "reform entitlements." The accepted wisdom is wrong. Republicans trot out federal budget data showing a 32 percent increase in...
  • 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....
  • Injecting Obamacare into economy will hurt -- a lot

    Injecting Obamacare into economy will hurt -- a lot
    It's difficult to catalogue all the negative impacts of Obamacare in one place. Nevertheless, my readers deserve to know a few of the uglier details as the new year rings in one of the most expensive, convoluted policy experiments in American history....
  • In debt talks, everybody's got to put something on the table

    Everyone needs to put something on the table for any resolution of the debt crisis to move forward ("McConnell key to 'cliff' deal," Dec. 27). I am newly retired and living on a fixed income, but I will rejoin the work world if I think I need the...
  • 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...
  • Fiscal cliff deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans

    Fiscal cliff deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans
    "It's not all I would have liked," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the deal on the fiscal cliff, "so on to the debt ceiling." For Republicans, the battle over the fiscal cliff is only a prelude to the coming battle...
  • Clarksville: Local young musicians perform with Maryland Youth Symphony

    The Maryland Youth Symphony concert conducted by Angelo Gatto set for Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre of CCBC Catonsville includes some of our very talented musicians. Lauren Bae and Drew Davis play cello. Alexis Datta and Rina...
  • Fix the debt? How about fixing private pensions first

    While America's CEOs are fretting about the government's so-called "fiscal cliff," millions of American workers face a financial disaster that gets much less media attention. There's a half-trillion-dollar deficit in the nation's worker retirement...