| Jan 3, 2013
"It's not all I would have liked," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the deal on the fiscal cliff, "so on to the debt ceiling."
For Republicans, the battle over the fiscal cliff is only a prelude to the coming battle...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:55 AM
The Maryland Youth Symphony concert conducted by Angelo Gatto set for Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre of CCBC Catonsville includes some of our very talented musicians.
Lauren Bae and Drew Davis play cello. Alexis Datta and Rina...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Are we capable of restoring American values and ending the governmental logjam created by Democrats and Republicans alike? Do we have the moxie and patriotism necessary to address the increasing challenges facing America today? The sequester struggle...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:41 PM
The Maryland Hospital Association has sent a letter to state health officials saying it will not support a proposal that would link medical spending to the state's economic growth.
The state presented the proposal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
| 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...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
While Congress tosses all kinds of scenarios around about the future of retirement benefits like Medicare or Social Security — while doing absolutely nothing about it — we shouldn't be terribly surprised that real people are feeling as...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The talk in Washington and among opinion leaders around the country's budget issues today centers on "balance" and "responsibility." Many conservatives declare that these terms mean that there should be no new revenue, only spending cuts to programs...
| 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-...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The state's hospitals would absorb all of the 2 percent Medicare cuts required by federal sequestration under a proposal released Thursday by the state panel that sets hospital rates.
The recommendation by the staff of the Health Services Cost Review...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In case anyone has missed the dueling budget proposals out this week from Rep. Paul Ryan on the Republican side and Sen. Patty Murray for the Democrats, don't fret. You could easily have slept through the last four months and missed nothing. They are...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 3:22 PM
The Maryland Hospital Association said Friday that jobs may be in jeopardy if a state commission approves a plan that would make hospitals absorb all of the 2 percent Medicare cuts required under federal sequestration.
The board of the Health Services...