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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • St. Joseph hospital seeks strategic partnership

    St. Joseph hospital seeks strategic partnership
    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...
  • Medicare chief promises better benefits

    Medicare chief promises better benefits
    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...
  • Telling schools how to spend

    Telling schools how to spend
    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...
  • State declines to investigate vast majority of hospital complaints

    State declines to investigate vast majority of hospital complaints
    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...
  • Maryland to increase primary care health work force by 25 percent

    Maryland to increase primary care health work force by 25 percent
    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...
  • Md. bishops call on Catholics to oppose same-sex marriage

    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...
  • Perry embraces the politics of self-destruction

    Perry embraces the politics of self-destruction
    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...
  • For U.S. bishops, economic justice isn't on the agenda

    For U.S. bishops, economic justice isn't on the agenda
    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...
  • Gov. Bob McDonnell applauds Supreme Court's decision to rule on health care reform

    Gov. Bob McDonnell applauds Supreme Court's decision to rule on health care reform
     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.  “Across...
  • Factbox: Supreme Court's lengthiest oral arguments

    Factbox: Supreme Court's lengthiest oral arguments
    (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...
  • Americans turned to public health insurance in 2010

    Americans turned to public health insurance in 2010
    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...