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Healthcare Policies (INACTIVE)

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  • Employers face higher health care costs for next year

    Employers face higher health care costs for next year
    Health care costs rose faster than inflation and wages this year — a trend that will hit home for many workers in the next several weeks as employers offer open enrollment. Employers usually pick up much of the tab for health insurance, but many...
  • St. Joseph Medical Center's future unclear

    St. Joseph Medical Center's future unclear
    When a star cardiologist at St. Joseph Medical Center was accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary medical procedures in 2009, it changed the course of the Towson hospital and now raises questions about its future. St. Joseph plans to narrow its...
  • Head start on health care

    Head start on health care
    Even as the Supreme Court considers the fate of the federal health care reform act, Maryland lawmakers should press ahead on legislation aimed at setting up a state health care exchange. Such an exchange would make it easier for consumers to find...
  • Hey, Justice Scalia: Mandate prevents freeloading

    In the arguments before the Supreme Court on the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, Justice Antonin Scalia likened it to a slippery slope that could lead to the federal government forcing citizens to buy broccoli. In response, U.S....
  • Sun's coverage of health care veers left

    I was astonished by the recent article regarding the Affordable Care Act by Eileen Ambrose ("Oppose health care act at your own risk," April 1). In order to educate the masses on this bill, I assume Ms. Ambrose has a law degree and has read and...
  • Maryland needs to be a leader on health insurance exchanges

    Marc Kilmer's piece in the June 13th edition of The Sun ("Maryland should go slow on establishing a health insurance exchange") misses the boat completely on why Maryland needs to move forward on creating a health insurance exchange. Under the...
  • New Maryland plan targets cancer deaths

    State health officials released an ambitious plan Tuesday to reduce cancer deaths, using the latest strategies to prevent, detect and treat the disease — and save the lives of an additional 1,200 Marylanders a year. "Our goal in Maryland is to have...
  • 45,000 Verizon workers strike as company seeks benefits downgrades

    Almost half the workers in Verizon Communications Inc.'s wireline telecommunications business went on strike Sunday as negotiations for a new labor contract failed. The strike, involving 45,000 workers, is the first walkout that Verizon, one of the two...
  • Van Hollen is right: Medicaid cuts hurt everyone

    Contrary to Robert Erlandson's letter ( "Van Hollen shows why it will be so hard to reduce the deficit," July 26), Rep. Chris Van Hollen's op-ed ("Medicaid cuts would hurt us all," July 25) correctly pointed out the consequences of cutting Medicaid. As...
  • HCC part of Mount Airy health care center consortium

    Howard Community College is part of a three-college consortium that will launch a Mount Airy-based health care training center to propel students into those high-demand careers, HCC officials said. On Monday, HCC joined Carroll and Frederick community...
  • Flu vaccinations pushed for Maryland hospitals

    Flu vaccinations pushed for Maryland hospitals
    Maryland hospitals have become more aggressive in recent years about vaccinating workers for the flu, but public health officials are pushing for even stricter programs to halt the spread of a virus that kills thousands each year. As manufacturers have...
  • Health exchanges will benefit Maryland families

    Health exchanges will benefit Maryland families
    It's no wonder Maryland families are so hard pressed to find good, affordable health insurance — premiums have outpaced earnings, and the field of insurance options is confusing. Even if a family is fortunate enough to have coverage, it's hard to...