| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Older consumers are no more vulnerable to identity theft than others, but they do tend to be victims of the types of ID theft that are on the rise — cases involving tax returns and medical care.
For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission held a...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:53 PM
A state panel voted unanimously Wednesday to increase the rates hospitals can charge by 1.65 percent, but the medical institutions say the amount is inadequate and will collectively drive hospitals into the red.
The Maryland Hospital Association said the...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:19 AM
HealthSpring, an arm of Cigna that manages Medicare plans, said Wednesday it is rebranding and changing its name to Cigna-HealthSpring.
Tennessee-based HealthSpring serves more than 18,200 Medicare Advantage patients in Maryland. HealthSpring...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Maryland hospitals would get some help dealing with federal cuts under a proposed plan that would increase the rates they can charge by 1.65 percent.
The staff of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the agency responsible for setting hospital...
| Jan 9, 2013
It has become accepted economic wisdom that the only way to get control over America's looming budget deficits is to "reform entitlements."
The accepted wisdom is wrong.
Republicans trot out federal budget data showing a 32 percent increase in...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It's difficult to catalogue all the negative impacts of Obamacare in one place. Nevertheless, my readers deserve to know a few of the uglier details as the new year rings in one of the most expensive, convoluted policy experiments in American history....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Everyone needs to put something on the table for any resolution of the debt crisis to move forward ("McConnell key to 'cliff' deal," Dec. 27).
I am newly retired and living on a fixed income, but I will rejoin the work world if I think I need the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
While America's CEOs are fretting about the government's so-called "fiscal cliff," millions of American workers face a financial disaster that gets much less media attention. There's a half-trillion-dollar deficit in the nation's worker retirement...