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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New health care landscape

    New health care landscape
    It was a year of significant changes in how health care is delivered in Maryland. Here are some highlights: Rocky rollout for Obamacare Years of effort preparing for the Affordable Care Act culminated with the opening of state and federal health...
  • 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...
  • Howard school system retirees angry over health care change

    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. For $6.47...
  • 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...
  • HCPSS didn't do its homework on retirees' health care plan [Letter]

    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...
  • 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...
  • State releases new plan for Medicare waiver

    State releases new plan for Medicare waiver
    The way Maryland hospitals do business would be overhauled under a plan released Friday by state health officials. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's plan would tie hospital spending to the state economy and virtually eliminate a...
  • Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home

    Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home
    Workers at Fort McHenry emerged shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday to post the sign: "Closed until further notice. No Entry. No trespassing." Over the next hour, joggers and cyclists pulled up to the gate, stopped, read the notice and turned around. Finally,...