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  • Scrap Obamacare for a single-payer system [Letter]

    Scrap Obamacare for a single-payer system [Letter]
    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...
  • Ellicott City

    Summer outdoor movies The "Saturdays at the Wine Bin" summer movie series continues with the film "Life of Pi" at 9 p.m. July 20 at 8390 Main St. Popcorn and bottled water will be sold to benefit Voices for Children. Information: 410-465-7802. Around...
  • Columbia Digest

    Art exhibits •"Something for Everyone," an all-member, all-media visual arts show, runs through Friday, July 26, at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and...
  • Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard

    Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard
    On July 1, Medicare proposed a dramatic and disappointing reduction in dialysis payment rates that could jeopardize local dialysis care. As a dialysis professional I am responsible for some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in Maryland, those...
  • Freedom for dialysis patients

    On Tuesday, I'm lucky to be speaking at Home Dialyzors United's third-annual meet up and conference in Baltimore. As an end stage renal disease patient currently doing home hemodialysis treatment, this is an issue I am passionate about. And, mostly...
  • Medicare cuts for dialysis would be disastrous for people with kidney disease

    Medicare cuts for dialysis would be disastrous for people with kidney disease
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15). Dangerous would be a...
  • Millennials want answers about the debt

    Millennials want answers about the debt
    While the tentacles of Washington dysfunction reach all national demographics, one often overlooked group is our young adults — affectionately termed the "Millennials." Obvious evidence of this has been Congress' inability to thus far keep...
  • Where our democracy works and where it doesn't

    Where our democracy works and where it doesn't
    Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it. Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...
  • Obama should not compromise on Social Security and Medicare

    Obama should not compromise on Social Security and Medicare
    The president and a few other prominent Democrats are openly suggesting that Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation, and that Medicare be means-tested. This is even before Democrats have begun formal budget...
  • Immigration reform and entitlement reform go together

    Immigration reform and entitlement reform go together
    I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And soon Newt Gingrich (known as "Newty" as a boy). And, also in 1946, Cher....
  • Obama policies could stifle Md.'s biotech industry

    The Food and Drug Administration's plans to streamline the approval process for "breakthrough" drugs that treat life-threatening diseases is great news for patients and has enormous potential for our pharmaceutical industry, already in the midst of an...
  • At Morgan State, Michelle Obama urges supporters to work

    At Morgan State, Michelle Obama urges supporters to work
    While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted. "As my...