| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:23 AM
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| Oct 24, 2012
We're closing in on Election Day, but the questions about what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would do if elected are only growing larger. Rarely before in American history has a presidential ticket campaigned on such a blank slate.
Yet, paradoxically, not...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:13 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The state's hospitals would absorb all of the 2 percent Medicare cuts required by federal sequestration under a proposal released Thursday by the state panel that sets hospital rates.
The recommendation by the staff of the Health Services Cost Review...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 3:22 PM
The Maryland Hospital Association said Friday that jobs may be in jeopardy if a state commission approves a plan that would make hospitals absorb all of the 2 percent Medicare cuts required under federal sequestration.
The board of the Health Services...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:41 AM
It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true.
The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...
| Apr 11, 2013
President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it.
What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family.
Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:21 PM
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center will be able to recoup some of the tens of millions of dollars it lost while operating without a Medicare certification under a compromise reached with federal officials.
The Towson hospital will be...