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  • Howard Co. government warns against health care scams

    Howard Co. government warns against health care scams
    Howard County Department of Citizen Services is warning Medicare recipients and residents who qualify for health coverage through the new health care exchanges of misleading and possible illegal offers of help, according to a county government news...
  • New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills

    New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills
    Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued Friday by the Obama administration. But the...
  • Howard school board delays implementing new retiree Medicare

    Retirees in the Howard County Public School System will be able to stay under their old Medicare insurance plans, after the Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday to suspend the implementation of the United Healthcare Medicare Advantage plan for one...
  • The problem with Obamacare

    The problem with Obamacare
    Two narratives about the recent partial government shutdown are popular. The Obama administration and its supporters in the media blame all on the tea party, which they see as the illegitimate offspring of gerrymandering and the Supreme Court's campaign...
  • The future of Maryland health care: A Newsmaker Forum with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and John Colmers

    The future of Maryland health care: A Newsmaker Forum with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and John Colmers
    Maryland is in the midst of submitting a proposal to the federal government for a fundamental change in the way hospitals are compensated, with the goals of increasing the quality of medical care, improving public health and reducing costs.  The goals are...
  • What's so scary about Obamacare?

    What's so scary about Obamacare?
    The government taking responsibility for medical insurance? The fact is that this has been around for more than half a century in the form of Medicare. And for low-income people who are not eligible for Medicare, there is Medicaid. This is not a new...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
  • Family caregivers are in need of resources and support [Senior Circles]

    November is National Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme is “Family Caregivers — Now More Than Ever!” The number of family caregivers is growing each year, and the role they play is vital to our country. According to the...
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center These activity will be offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. European river cruise The center's trip committee is accepting reservations for a cruise next summer on the...
  • Obamacare and oversight

    Obamacare and oversight
    We don't know what kind of TV ratings the House Energy and Commerce Committee might have drummed up during its more than four hours on C-SPAN today, but we suspect they couldn't have been high. Surely, only a few minutes of testimony about the Obamacare...
  • State health officials talk plan to change the way hospitals are reimbursed

    State health officials talk plan to change the way hospitals are reimbursed
    Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein joined with John Colmers, chair of the state's hospital rate-setting panel, at a forum Thursday night at The Baltimore Sun to discuss a plan that will change the way hospitals do business. The plan would tie...
  • Medicare eligibility signals the end of middle age [Commentary]

    Medicare eligibility signals the end of middle age [Commentary]
    Today, I became old. The Federal government told me so. An official letter from the Social Security Administration announced my eligibility for Medicare. The envelope also contained a red, white and blue Medicare card. The patriotic color theme...