The state made $426,000 in Medicaid payments for 10 people who were dead, and the numbers may reach into the millions of dollars for more than 300 people, according to a state legislative audit released Wednesday.
Marylanders from nearly every walk of life could be affected by across-the-board budget cuts starting in 2013 as a result of the congressional supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement to trim the nation's spiraling budget deficits.
First District Congressman Andy Harris hammered home once again his view that the federal government needs to "get out of the way" and let the nation's sagging economy start to heal itself, during an appearance in Harford County Monday afternoon.
When Maxim Healthcare Services settled one of the government's largest-ever medical fraud cases this week, it agreed to pay $150 million, have an outside monitor and implement a host of corporate reforms. But it avoided disbarment from federal health care programs.
For Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin and other liberal Democrats in the Senate who are up for election next year, the decision Tuesday to vote for the compromise to raise the nation's debt ceiling was grueling. But unlike in the House, a majority of Senate Democrats backed the deal.
The Baltimore County Council got an earful Monday night about proposals to adjust council district lines, as Woodlawn area residents opposed plans to take the Social Security Administration headquarters and several thousand residents out of their district