| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:23 AM
WEATHER: Cloudy, mid-40s, with rain or wintry mix late.
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College Park shooter in murder-suicide identified as Morgan graduate: Police said they are investigating whether Dayvon...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:39 PM
A state plan to tie medical spending to the growth of the economy is making hospital executives uneasy.
Executives support the spirit of the plan proposed by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which seeks to reduce health spending by...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:13 PM
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center loses about $400,000 every day it's not certified by Medicare to collect payments from the federal health care program.
The big question is how much that will ultimately cost the Towson hospital. Tens...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." — Thomas Jefferson
My recent column on the challenges associated with the Social...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
After reading the GOP is returning once again to their outrageous voucher system for senior medical care plan ("Medicare next target of GOP," March 3), and reading Steven Brill's article about exploitive hospital charges published in Time magazine and...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:10 AM
The statistic was so attention-grabbing that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stopped and repeated it: Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness
Rawlings-Blake emphasized the statistic as part of last...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:41 AM
It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true.
The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Ed Parvis, president of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church's St Vincent Society, informed me that the church hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Harrison Hall.
To schedule an appointment, contact Lori Merl at 410-...
| Apr 11, 2013
President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it.
What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...