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  • For better health at lower cost, fix Maryland's Medicare waiver

    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-...
  • Retirement insecurity

    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...
  • 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...
  • Unbalanced budgeting

    Unbalanced budgeting
    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...
  • Maryland panel approves hospital rate increase

    Maryland panel approves hospital rate increase
    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...
  • HealthSpring changes its name

    HealthSpring changes its name
     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...
  • Maryland hospital rate increase recommended

    Maryland hospital rate increase recommended
    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...
  • Sequestration will hit health care in Maryland

    Sequestration will hit health care in Maryland
    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-...
  • Time to expand Medicare

    Time to expand Medicare
    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...
  • Only 5 percent of city retirees receiving Medicare are 'healthy'

    Only 5 percent of city retirees receiving Medicare are 'healthy'
    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...
  • Blood drive coming to Our Lady of Perpetual Help [Ellicott City]

    Blood drive coming to Our Lady of Perpetual Help [Ellicott City]
    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-...
  • For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls

    For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls
    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...