| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Like many other disadvantaged Baltimoreans, I need Obamacare. But I don't want it.
I recall staying up late into the night watching C-SPAN a few years ago. I watched to see then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bang her gavel, ushering in an era of health...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Two Harford County men and a Howard County man have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged pharmacy fraud scheme federal prosecutors say bilked the government out of at least $2.6 million in Medicaid and Medicare...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:42 AM
While the tentacles of Washington dysfunction reach all national demographics, one often overlooked group is our young adults — affectionately termed the "Millennials."
Obvious evidence of this has been Congress' inability to thus far keep...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15).
Dangerous would be a...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
We live in a time of great change in terms of our medical care: how we access it, how it is coordinated, and who pays for it.
The change we face in health care is kind of like going back to the future; like the house calls of old, more health and long-...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Older consumers are no more vulnerable to identity theft than others, but they do tend to be victims of the types of ID theft that are on the rise — cases involving tax returns and medical care.
For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission held a...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:05 AM
The North Laurel Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting July 18, at 7 p.m., at the North Laurel Community Center. The meeting will bring everyone up to date on the new zoning that has been suggested for the area.
This is a great way to learn...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Every three weeks, a nurse arrives at the Columbia home of John Boyle, 35, for his infusion of intravenous immunoglobulin, or IVIG.
"My son [John Stephen Boyle, 3] and I sit on the couch and watch a Disney movie." Boyle said. "I'm hooked up to an IV...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:37 PM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's nominee for vice president last year, challenged the Maryland GOP on Thursday night to follow the example of the party in his home state of Wisconsin and take back the State House.
Bringing a message of hope...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Savage Fire Station 6 is officially opened and ready to help serve our community even better. The old station, which served us well for years, was old and the bays were no longer large enough for the new equipment.
The station will house 80 volunteer...
| Feb 27, 2013
I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And soon Newt Gingrich (known as "Newty" as a boy). And, also in 1946, Cher....