| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
We live in a time of great change in terms of our medical care: how we access it, how it is coordinated, and who pays for it.
The change we face in health care is kind of like going back to the future; like the house calls of old, more health and long-...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
While Congress tosses all kinds of scenarios around about the future of retirement benefits like Medicare or Social Security — while doing absolutely nothing about it — we shouldn't be terribly surprised that real people are feeling as...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:26 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In case anyone has missed the dueling budget proposals out this week from Rep. Paul Ryan on the Republican side and Sen. Patty Murray for the Democrats, don't fret. You could easily have slept through the last four months and missed nothing. They are...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:53 PM
A state panel voted unanimously Wednesday to increase the rates hospitals can charge by 1.65 percent, but the medical institutions say the amount is inadequate and will collectively drive hospitals into the red.
The Maryland Hospital Association said the...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:19 AM
HealthSpring, an arm of Cigna that manages Medicare plans, said Wednesday it is rebranding and changing its name to Cigna-HealthSpring.
Tennessee-based HealthSpring serves more than 18,200 Medicare Advantage patients in Maryland. HealthSpring...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Maryland hospitals would get some help dealing with federal cuts under a proposed plan that would increase the rates they can charge by 1.65 percent.
The staff of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the agency responsible for setting hospital...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:28 PM
The chief financial officer at Anne Arundel Medical Center is watching the fight over federal spending closely.
If the federal government goes through with sequestration cuts beginning today, Maryland stands to lose millions of dollars in health-...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
After reading the GOP is returning once again to their outrageous voucher system for senior medical care plan ("Medicare next target of GOP," March 3), and reading Steven Brill's article about exploitive hospital charges published in Time magazine and...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:10 AM
The statistic was so attention-grabbing that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stopped and repeated it: Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness
Rawlings-Blake emphasized the statistic as part of last...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Ed Parvis, president of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church's St Vincent Society, informed me that the church hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Harrison Hall.
To schedule an appointment, contact Lori Merl at 410-...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family.
Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...