| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Harford County Department of Community Services - Office on Aging employee Janet Wright has been named the Harford County Employee of the Month for December. Wright is the senior health insurance programs coordinator.
Wright is always eager to handle...
| Oct 25, 2013
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Medicare-eligible retirees in the Howard County Public School System will have a new insurance plan come Jan. 1, but significant concerns have been expressed by some retirees that the plan isn't accepted by their health care providers.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:39 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:03 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Howard County Public School System retirees 65 and over are outraged and scared because of a three-year health plan assigned to them starting Jan. 1. The Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as University of Maryland Medical...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era.
Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:45 PM
As Obamacare crumbles under the weight of its own complexity and dwindling popular support, Americans gain the opportunity to make genuine, systemic changes in health care funding, namely a single-payer program of Medicare-for-all. ("Md. weighs options...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:05 AM
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...