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  • 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...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Feds approve MD health exchanges

    Feds approve MD health exchanges
    Maryland and five other states received conditional federal approval Monday to operate a state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform. The approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services means...
  • Obama to blame for running U.S. on borrowed money

    President Barack Obama shares responsibility equally with the U.S. House of Representatives on the financial issues facing this country ("The GOP's cynical debt limit ploy," Dec. 10). He has not had a budget passed (or even got one vote in the Senate) and...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday
    WEATHER: Cloudy, mid-40s, with rain or wintry mix late. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS College Park shooter in murder-suicide identified as Morgan graduate: Police said they are investigating whether Dayvon...
  • The other, more dangerous, cliffs

    The other, more dangerous, cliffs
    The "fiscal cliff" isn't nearly the biggest cliff we face -- if we're talking about dangerous precipices looming on the horizon. Here are three: The child poverty cliff. A staggering number of our children are impoverished. Between 2007 and 2011, the...
  • St. Joseph loses $400,000 every day it can't bill Medicare

    St. Joseph loses $400,000 every day it can't bill Medicare
    University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center loses about $400,000 every day it's not certified by Medicare to collect payments from the federal health care program. The big question is how much that will ultimately cost the Towson hospital. Tens...
  • Republicans won't be the only ones blamed if we go over the fiscal cliff

    We are accustomed to the opprobrium columnist Thomas Schaller heaps on all things Republican. However, his most recent rant on who's to blame for the fiscal cliff deserves further reflection ("Crisis they created catches up with Republicans," Dec. 12)....
  • A blueprint for a fiscal deal

    It seems to me that House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama can close the deal and avoid the "fiscal cliff" ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). The Republicans need to agree to increase the taxes for the wealthiest 2 percent while...
  • Fiscal cliff deal must protect Medicare, Social Security

    Fiscal cliff deal must protect Medicare, Social Security
    The way some people talk in Washington, you could get the idea that Social Security and Medicare are little more than numbers in a budget. Yet for families in Maryland and all over America, Social Security and Medicare have a deeper meaning: They are...
  • Insurance co-op to start with $65 million federal loan

    Insurance co-op to start with $65 million federal loan
    A Maryland group led by Howard County health officer Peter Beilenson has received a $65 million loan under federal health reform to start the state's first insurance co-op, a consumer-owned nonprofit that will compete against private insurers to sell...
  • Fiscal cliff, here we come

    Fiscal cliff, here we come
    Watch out, folks, this could get bumpy. With the release Monday of a proposal, or something approximating one, from House Republican leaders on a way to avert the "fiscal cliff," we now have the opening positions from both parties, neither of which...