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  • No looking backward [Commentary]

    No looking backward [Commentary]
    Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our resolve for improved health care should...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Heart health February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org. Tobacco-free kids week February 9 to 15, kids...
  • Carnival reverses plan to depart Baltimore port

    Carnival reverses plan to depart Baltimore port
    Pride will only leave the port of Baltimore for a few months. Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday that its Carnival Pride cruise liner will return to the port of Baltimore in March 2015, after only a brief stint in Florida, thanks to new...
  • For some, income drops as wage rises [Commentary]

    For some, income drops as wage rises [Commentary]
    It may be that some minimum wage earners would be harmed by an increase in the minimum wage because they would lose their jobs. But what about those who keep their jobs? A more surprising result is this: Some minimum wage earners who keep their jobs...
  • Baltimore's brighter budget [Editorial]

    Baltimore's brighter budget  [Editorial]
    When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prepared her first city budget in 2010, she had to find a way to resolve a projected $190 deficit. In 2011, she faced another shortfall, this time $65 million. In 2012, the projected deficit was $48 million. Last year,...
  • Everyone pays smoking's price [Letter]

    Everyone pays smoking's price [Letter]
    Frederick Mathis wrote in favor of having the state legislature raise the age to buy cigarettes ("Raise the tobacco purchase age to 21," Jan. 26). Many people decry a government action such as this as an intervention into one's free choice. Respecting...
  • A single-payer Medicaid system for Maryland [Letter]

    A single-payer Medicaid system for Maryland [Letter]
    Regarding your article on Connecticut's health exchange ("Maryland looks to Connecticut as exchange model," March 14), Maryland should copy that state's one-payer Medicaid system for the poor. In 2012, Connecticut's Medicaid program jettisoned its...
  • A cancer survivor's appeal [Letter]

    A cancer survivor's appeal [Letter]
    As a lung cancer survivor who began smoking as a teenager because it was cool, I know the dangers of smoking first hand. I volunteer for the American Cancer Society as a recovery coach for lung and esophageal cancer patients. In addition, I work as a...
  • Costs rising for state health exchange, which is still 'not functional'

    Costs rising for state health exchange, which is still 'not functional'
    Maryland's poorly performing health exchange will cost taxpayers $33 million more than expected this year, bringing the state's total annual expense to $138 million, officials said Monday. The money is needed, in part, to pay the company hired to help...
  • What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]

    What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]
    Finding the road to a healthy economic policy sometimes is a matter of getting behind the wheel the proper performance vehicle. Driving the new Corvette Stingray is as enlightening as it is thrilling. The engine roars to life and propels you effortlessly,...
  • Group purchasing organizations don't cause drug shortages [Letter]

    Group purchasing organizations don't cause drug shortages [Letter]
    Health care group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are taking a variety of innovative steps to mitigate the impact of generic drug shortages. All GPO contracts are voluntary and the product of competitive market negotiations. All hospitals can purchase...