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  • Freedom for dialysis patients

    On Tuesday, I'm lucky to be speaking at Home Dialyzors United's third-annual meet up and conference in Baltimore. As an end stage renal disease patient currently doing home hemodialysis treatment, this is an issue I am passionate about. And, mostly...
  • Medicare cuts for dialysis would be disastrous for people with kidney disease

    Medicare cuts for dialysis would be disastrous for people with kidney disease
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15). Dangerous would be a...
  • Millennials want answers about the debt

    Millennials want answers about the debt
    While the tentacles of Washington dysfunction reach all national demographics, one often overlooked group is our young adults — affectionately termed the "Millennials." Obvious evidence of this has been Congress' inability to thus far keep...
  • Two from Harford charged with bilking Medicare, Medicaid on prescription refills

    Two from Harford charged with bilking Medicare, Medicaid on prescription refills
    Two Harford County men and a Howard County man have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged pharmacy fraud scheme federal prosecutors say bilked the government out of at least $2.6 million in Medicaid and Medicare...
  • Immigration reform and entitlement reform go together

    Immigration reform and entitlement reform go together
    I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And soon Newt Gingrich (known as "Newty" as a boy). And, also in 1946, Cher....
  • A supporter sours on Obamacare

    A supporter sours on Obamacare
    Like many other disadvantaged Baltimoreans, I need Obamacare. But I don't want it. I recall staying up late into the night watching C-SPAN a few years ago. I watched to see then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bang her gavel, ushering in an era of health...
  • IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide

    IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide
    Legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes no matter what state they live in, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Thursday. The policy change follows the Supreme Court decision in June...
  • North Laurel Civic Association wants to hear from you [North Laurel/Savage]

    The North Laurel Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting July 18, at 7 p.m., at the North Laurel Community Center. The meeting will bring everyone up to date on the new zoning that has been suggested for the area. This is a great way to learn...
  • Howard mother, son advocate for those with immune disorders

    Howard mother, son advocate for those with immune disorders
    Every three weeks, a nurse arrives at the Columbia home of John Boyle, 35, for his infusion of intravenous immunoglobulin, or IVIG. "My son [John Stephen Boyle, 3] and I sit on the couch and watch a Disney movie." Boyle said. "I'm hooked up to an IV...
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan urges Maryland GOP to take control of State House

    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan urges Maryland GOP to take control of State House
    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's nominee for vice president last year, challenged the Maryland GOP on Thursday night to follow the example of the party in his home state of Wisconsin and take back the State House. Bringing a message of hope...
  • Congress kicks the can

    Congress kicks the can
    It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the...
  • Everything's up to date in the new Savage Fire Station 6 [North Laurel/Savage]

    Savage Fire Station 6 is officially opened and ready to help serve our community even better. The old station, which served us well for years, was old and the bays were no longer large enough for the new equipment. The station will house 80 volunteer...