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Kathleen Sebelius

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  • Medicare's open books [Editorial]

    Medicare's open books  [Editorial]
    This week, America learned what the folks over on Security Boulevard already knew — there's a lot to be learned from Medicare accounting. Medicare paid out $77 billion to health care providers in 2012, according to the long-awaited data coming...
  • Medicare pays hundreds of millions to Maryland providers

    Medicare pays hundreds of millions to Maryland providers
    Eye specialists, ambulance service providers and clinical laboratories are the biggest recipients of Medicare payments around the country and in Maryland, taking in hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal health program for seniors, according...
  • Why do Democrats reward failure and incompetence? [Letter]

    Why do Democrats reward failure and incompetence? [Letter]
    Between the smoking ruins of U.S. foreign policy and the steaming mess of the Maryland health insurance exchange, Hillary Clinton's and Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's leading positions in polls of Democratic primary voters seem to suggest that failure,...
  • Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]

    Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]
    Maryland is justifiably proud of being a leader in many health care initiatives. Yet when it comes to adopting a simple policy that would save the lives of babies, Maryland policymakers are sadly behind much of the nation. While more than half of babies...
  • Obamacare is the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans

    Obamacare is the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans
    Just as the Nixon White House tapes have been for years "the gift that keeps on giving" for the Democrats, Obamacare seems destined to be a recurring basis for political mischief by the Republicans. While the GOP seriously damaged its brand with its...
  • The canceled policies flap

    The canceled policies flap
    Here's the latest attack on health care reform in a nutshell: In recent weeks, health insurance companies are sending out hundreds of thousands of letters of policy cancellation. Isn't that a direct contradiction to President Barack Obama's repeated...
  • Democrats broke health care and now must fix it

     Democrats broke health care and now must fix it
    During the recent hearings on Obamacare, we learned from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the Obamacare web site backup isn't encrypted as of today ("Obama blames 'bad apple' insurers for canceled coverage," Oct. 31). That's...
  • Gay men should be able to donate blood

    Gay men should be able to donate blood
    The Food and Drug Administration's 1983 blanket ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men (MSM) is outdated, discriminatory and medically unjustifiable. Millions of Americans are denied the opportunity to donate life-saving blood products...
  • New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills

    New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills
    Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued Friday by the Obama administration. But the...
  • Brown takes some responsibility for health site woes

    Brown takes some responsibility for health site woes
    Amid continued criticism from a political rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown took some responsibility Tuesday for the dismal performance of Maryland's online health insurance exchange. "Everyone that was involved in starting up the exchange is...
  • Brown's management failure looms large [Letter]

    Brown's management failure looms large [Letter]
    Maryland's Health Connection Executive Director Rebecca Pearce has done a mea culpa and rightfully resigned ("Health exchange director resigns," Dec. 6). Since Gov. Martin O'Malley put Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in charge of overseeing the implementation of...
  • QSSI will continue to advise on federal health exchange

    QSSI will continue to advise on federal health exchange
    The Columbia firm that helped fix the federal health care exchange announced Tuesday that it agreed to a new contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to serve as senior advisor on HealthCare.gov. CMS initially turned to Optum/QSSI in...