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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • To protect doctors, patients, rein in Medicare panel

    To protect doctors, patients, rein in Medicare panel
    The federal health care reform law establishes a new body, called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), responsible for enforcing the annual spending cap in Medicare. The IPAB will consist of 15 presidential appointees and will start making...
  • On Medicare, GOP gets a taste of its own medicine

    On Medicare, GOP gets a taste of its own medicine
    One political party overwhelmingly favors a dramatic change to how health care is delivered in this country. The other denounces it, and polls show the public opposes it, too. Yet proponents stick to their guns — and voters punish them for it. A...
  • Baltimore receives $499,929 for school-based health centers

    Baltimore was awarded $499,929 Thursday as part of a $14 million grant for school-based health centers around the country. The money comes from the national health care reform law and aims to increase the number of children served by 50 percent, or 53,...
  • Bring back the 'public option'

    Bring back the 'public option'
    The way health care is administered in the United States is unsustainable and in need of fundamental reengineering — right? During the 2008 presidential race, the country appeared to be in agreement on this point. But that all changed somewhere,...
  • Fact check: Would Mitt Romney have won his $10,000 bet?

    Fact check: Would Mitt Romney have won his $10,000 bet?
    Say what you will about the political wisdom of making a $10,000 wager with one of your GOP rivals at a time of economic distress. As far as the fact-checkers are concerned, Rick Perry would be writing Mitt Romney a check today if he had taken him up on...
  • Fighting the medical-insurance complex

    As a practicing physician for more than 40 years, I read with interest Scott Carroll's commentary regarding health care reform ("Bring back the public health option," Dec. 12). In it he states, "The major arguments against a public health option are:...
  • Hopkins Medicine hires Iowa dean as new CEO

    Hopkins Medicine hires Iowa dean as new CEO
    Rheumatologist and college dean Dr. Paul B. Rothman will serve as the next CEO of the $6.5 billion Johns Hopkins Medicine health system, ushering in a new era for the world-renowned medical institution that after a decade of rapid expansion faces the...
  • State board recommends criteria for insurance exchanges

    State board recommends criteria for insurance exchanges
    The O'Malley administration will introduce legislation in the coming General Assembly that would create the exchanges where people will buy affordable insurance under health care reform. The Board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, a group convened...
  • Sen. Glassman warns Mason-Dixon business group on perils of a special session

    Northern Harford State Sen. Barry Glassman warned a local business group recently that some key issues from the 2011 Maryland General Assembly, like gay marriage and a gasoline tax increase, are likely to surface again during the special session planned...
  • Maryland should go slow on establishing a health insurance exchange

    Maryland should go slow on establishing a health insurance exchange
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he wants Maryland to be a "national leader" in health care reform. Sometimes it's good to be a leader, but sometimes being a leader means you are the first to make costly mistakes. Following the lead of other states in...
  • Slipping life expectancy: Americans need to put down the donut and admit we have a problem

    Slipping life expectancy: Americans need to put down the donut and admit we have a problem
    In large swaths of the nation, life expectancy slipped in the decade that ended in 2007, particularly for women, a shocking development in the world’s wealthiest nation. Some communities — primarily wealthy ones — have some of the...