| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Officials with the Bel Air-based nonprofit Upper Chesapeake Health are taking a "wait-and-see" stance on planning and building a proposed medical campus and hospital next to the Bulle Rock development on the edge of the city, the president and CEO of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:38 AM
For all the acrimony in Washington over Obamacare, there's an intriguing consensus around one issue: the ratchet effect. Neither side uses the term, but both the right and left treat it as an article of faith.
The term was coined by the libertarian...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Maryland health officials on Friday turned over to the federal government a plan that would overhaul how hospitals are paid for treating patients to promote lower admissions and better care.
The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene plan would...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:10 AM
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| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:47 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Maryland has resolved many of the problems with its new health insurance exchange and more people are signing up, officials said Tuesday, though they acknowledged that a number of glitches remain.
On the same day that a top Obama administration official...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I'm sick of our government. They lie to us all the time and force stuff on us that we don't want. Obamacare is too expensive, and if you read between the lines, it's the greedy taking care of the greedy.
In these sad economic times, we need to...