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  • Funds proposed to spur community health partnerships

    Funds proposed to spur community health partnerships
    Annie Monroe got in a quick workout at the FutureCare Irvington nursing home on a recent afternoon. But the 87-year-old great-grandmother doesn't live there. She was sent by a hospital in December for rehabilitation after suffering an infection. While...
  • Obamacare shows signs of life, but single payer would be much simpler [Letter]

    Obamacare shows signs of life, but single payer would be much simpler [Letter]
    The ugly duckling of Obamacare is showing a few minor signs that it may yet turn into a cygnet, but how long before it matures into a swan? Positive endorsements from satisfied recipients of new medical insurance coverage give us hope after the...
  • Variety of talent welcomed at Perry Hall Folk Music Night

    Variety of talent welcomed at Perry Hall Folk Music Night
    At the Perry Hall Folk Music Night, democracy prevails — the performers are often in the audience and audience members get to perform. And, even those who don't take the stage at all like to sing along. "Audience participation — people...
  • Howard school board rescinds United Healthcare contract

    Howard school board rescinds United Healthcare contract
    The Howard County Board of Education Thursday terminated its contract with United Healthcare, officially backing out of a Medicare Advantage Health Benefits plan that many retirees had criticized. The board voted unanimously to rescind the contract...
  • It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]

    It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]
    Students and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have an important message for the Maryland General Assembly this year: Empower pharmacists to perform a greater role as health care providers in order to improve health care quality...
  • Investing in lower health costs [Editorial]

    Investing in lower health costs  [Editorial]
    Maryland's health care system faces its greatest transformation in a generation — not because of the state's troubled health insurance exchange or even directly because of the Affordable Care Act but because of a change in the state's decades-old...
  • Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high

    Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high
    With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA. Lambert, the disability program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, said she is...
  • Md. medical practices, doctors to pay nearly $3M in Medicare overbilling settlement

    Md. medical practices, doctors to pay nearly $3M in Medicare overbilling settlement
    Three Maryland medical practices and a medical billing company have agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle an investigation into Medicare overbilling, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Advanced Cardiology Center, a cardiovascular practice in Rockville,...
  • Reisterstown Station Social Security office moving to Wabash Avenue

    Reisterstown Station Social Security office moving to Wabash Avenue
    The Social Security Administration's office in Reisterstown Station is moving to a new location on Wabash Avenue. The new office will open on March 25 at 6100A Wabash Ave. near a public transportation line. Office hours at the new location will remain...
  • 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...