| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:04 PM
In the days following Barack Obama's re-election, we learned that Mr. Obama didn't win because voters trusted him more than Mitt Romney on the economy, or because he ended the Iraq war and killed Osama bin Laden. He didn't win because he started to turn...
| Jun 9, 2012
For 35 years, Maryland has enjoyed a unique exemption from the federal government that allowed it to regulate hospital rates so that patients are charged the same no matter where they seek care.
But the system that state health officials say has...
| Mar 21, 2012
We're halfway through March. It's hard to believe that spring is already here. This starts the time when social activities start to happen.
St. Andrews Episcopal Church will be hosting its monthly Feast Thursday, March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Every week on the lecture trail, I meet progressives who are demoralized and/or infuriated by Barack Obama's performance as president. They insist that they will not work for him again or even vote for him. Many have signed petitions saying as much....
| Mar 16, 2012
What to expect from Medicare
The Howard County Department of Citizen Services Office on Aging will offer workshops to review how Medicare works, what the benefits are, how it relates to supplemental health insurance and the gaps in Medicare coverage....
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Medicare recipients in Maryland saved $46.2 million in prescription drug costs because of health care reform, the Obama Administration said today.
The savings were achieved with rebates and discounts to ease the burden of the donut hole, when patients...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:44 PM
If Republicans are getting ready to turn an election-year corner, settle on a presidential nominee and begin broadening their political message beyond the reality-challenged segments of the GOP base, Rep. Paul Ryan clearly didn't get the message.
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:53 PM
U.S.House candidate Wendy Rosen shifted her attention to the general election Thursday after her opponent conceded the race for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 1st District — ending the final disputed contest from last week's statewide...
| Mar 28, 2012
Have you heard of Empty Bowls? It's an international fundraising effort to fight hunger started by Michigan high school art teacher John Hartom. His students created ceramic bowls for a charity event. After guests used the bowl for their meal, they took...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Milad Pooran was honeymooning in the South Pacific last summer as politicians in Washington were turning a deadline to raise the U.S. debt limit into another opportunity for partisan brinkmanship.
A critical care physician from Frederick County, Pooran...
| Mar 28, 2012
If the Supreme Court decides the so-called "individual mandate" requiring everyone to buy health insurance is an unconstitutional extension of federal authority, the law starts unraveling. But with a bit of political jujitsu, President Barack Obama...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Medicare is in desperate need of reform. Program costs are spiraling out of control and threatening to bankrupt the country. Here in Maryland, on average, each Medicare enrollee costs about $11,400 per year — that's a thousand dollars higher than...