| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column ("Obama economics: More government means more growth," June 20) with interest and disbelief. Well, not really.
But his comment at the end about the "left's dangerous love affair with ever-higher taxes" brought a...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:10 PM
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center said Friday that it has received a new Medicare provider agreement, allowing it to again seek reimbursement for treating patients on the federal government's health program.
The Towson hospital has not...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A recent article highlighted the dysfunction resulting from the broken Medicare physician payment system ("End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all," Jan. 22).
Physicians who care for millions of Medicare patients across our nation are weary of the...
| Jan 9, 2013
It has become accepted economic wisdom that the only way to get control over America's looming budget deficits is to "reform entitlements."
The accepted wisdom is wrong.
Republicans trot out federal budget data showing a 32 percent increase in...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:05 PM
The previous owner of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay the federal government $4.9 million for overbilling the Medicaid and Medicare system by keeping patients in the hospital longer than needed.
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It's difficult to catalogue all the negative impacts of Obamacare in one place. Nevertheless, my readers deserve to know a few of the uglier details as the new year rings in one of the most expensive, convoluted policy experiments in American history....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Everyone needs to put something on the table for any resolution of the debt crisis to move forward ("McConnell key to 'cliff' deal," Dec. 27).
I am newly retired and living on a fixed income, but I will rejoin the work world if I think I need the...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:15 AM
I am writing in response to Bill Barry's commentary ("A farewell to jobs?" Feb. 8). While I sympathize with him in his concern for American job losses, his solutions are worse than the problem.
His suggestion to shorten the workweek is rife with issues....
| Jan 3, 2013
"It's not all I would have liked," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the deal on the fiscal cliff, "so on to the debt ceiling."
For Republicans, the battle over the fiscal cliff is only a prelude to the coming battle...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:55 AM
The Maryland Youth Symphony concert conducted by Angelo Gatto set for Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre of CCBC Catonsville includes some of our very talented musicians.
Lauren Bae and Drew Davis play cello. Alexis Datta and Rina...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
While America's CEOs are fretting about the government's so-called "fiscal cliff," millions of American workers face a financial disaster that gets much less media attention. There's a half-trillion-dollar deficit in the nation's worker retirement...