| Oct 16, 2011
| 2:33 PM
St. Joseph Medical Center is looking to partner with other hospitals as it continues to lose patients and revenue in the wake of problems with its lead cardiologist — a move that experts say might even lead to a merger.
The Towson hospital has...
| Oct 14, 2011
Medicare chief Jonathan Blum was in Chicago this week to get the word out about changes to the federal health insurance program, which begins open enrollment Saturday.
Among the changes this year: fewer health plans, lower premiums and an earlier...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 10:39 AM
The term "shared sacrifice" is much in vogue in today's challenging economy, and elected officials would be wise to pay heed. When the Average Joe has seen his pension and wages frozen and other benefits reduced, the last thing he wants to read in his...
| Nov 6, 2011
A patient at Harrisburg Medical Center complained to the state that a bacterial infection spreading through the hospital had already killed one person and that nurses and doctors did not wear protective gowns and gloves.
How did Illinois officials...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 5:06 PM
State officials on Tuesday announced a plan to increase the number of primary care health professionals by as much as 25 percent in the next decade through a wide range of goals that include increased educational opportunities, financial incentives and...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:58 PM
With legislation to legalize same-sex marriage expected in the General Assembly, Maryland's Roman Catholic bishops are calling on parishioners to act against the proposal and other measures that they say threaten "religious liberty."
In a 16-page...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
In the latest Republican presidential debate in Michigan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry added to his woes by saying there were three federal cabinet departments he would cut if he were president, and then could name only two of them. "The third one, I can't...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
At a time of staggering poverty, rampant unemployment and growing income inequality, Catholic bishops will gather for a national meeting in Baltimore today and remain largely silent about these profound moral issues. A recent Catholic News Service...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:29 AM
Gov. Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court of the United States' decision to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
| Nov 16, 2011
| 11:34 AM
(Reuters) - The Supreme Court has slated 5 1/2 hours for oral arguments early next year as it decides the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, the centerpiece of his legislative agenda.
While this is longer than the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More Americans became reliant on public health insurance and lost coverage sponsored by their employers in 2010, the U.S. government said on Tuesday.
The U.S. Census Bureau's annual report on income, poverty and health insurance...