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  • Scrap Obamacare for a single-payer system [Letter]

    Scrap Obamacare for a single-payer system [Letter]
    As Obamacare crumbles under the weight of its own complexity and dwindling popular support, Americans gain the opportunity to make genuine, systemic changes in health care funding, namely a single-payer program of Medicare-for-all. ("Md. weighs options...
  • The future of Maryland health care: A Newsmaker Forum with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and John Colmers

    The future of Maryland health care: A Newsmaker Forum with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and John Colmers
    Maryland is in the midst of submitting a proposal to the federal government for a fundamental change in the way hospitals are compensated, with the goals of increasing the quality of medical care, improving public health and reducing costs.  The goals are...
  • Medicare eligibility signals the end of middle age [Commentary]

    Medicare eligibility signals the end of middle age [Commentary]
    Today, I became old. The Federal government told me so. An official letter from the Social Security Administration announced my eligibility for Medicare. The envelope also contained a red, white and blue Medicare card. The patriotic color theme...
  • Regulators and consumer advocates focus on senior identity theft

    Regulators and consumer advocates focus on senior identity theft
    Older consumers are no more vulnerable to identity theft than others, but they do tend to be victims of the types of ID theft that are on the rise — cases involving tax returns and medical care. For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission held a...
  • Where our democracy works and where it doesn't

    Where our democracy works and where it doesn't
    Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it. Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...
  • Obama should not compromise on Social Security and Medicare

    Obama should not compromise on Social Security and Medicare
    The president and a few other prominent Democrats are openly suggesting that Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation, and that Medicare be means-tested. This is even before Democrats have begun formal budget...
  • A chance to fix Medicare

    A chance to fix Medicare
    More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
  • Confusion, misinformation hinder health outreach

    Confusion, misinformation hinder health outreach
    Carol Cain tries to ignore the two lumps in her throat, but some days it's hard because they swell and are tender to the touch. The 59-year-old, who makes a small income watching her grandchildren, hasn't seen a doctor about the problem because she...
  • Obama policies could stifle Md.'s biotech industry

    The Food and Drug Administration's plans to streamline the approval process for "breakthrough" drugs that treat life-threatening diseases is great news for patients and has enormous potential for our pharmaceutical industry, already in the midst of an...
  • Ellicott City

    Summer outdoor movies The Saturdays at the Wine Bin summer movie series continues with the film "Sideways" at 9 p.m. July 13 at 8390 Main St. Popcorn and bottled water will be sold to benefit Voices for Children. Information: 410-465-7802. Around...
  • Columbia Digest

    Art exhibits •"Abstractions," an exhibit featuring artworks by Laurence Chandler and Cathy Leaycraft and photographs by Bob Paulding runs through Saturday, July 13, at the Meeting House Gallery, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater...