| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Last week: This week we continued to follow the developments in Syria as the U.S. Congress decides whether to approve military strikes. The use of chemical weapons, particularly against innocent civilians is unacceptable. We cannot stand by as...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Looking ahead: Next month, once again, the U.S. will hit its debt limit. Bogus arguments notwithstanding, this issue relates solely to meeting legal and contractual commitments incurred by past and present Congresses and presidents. There is no...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Last week: Accountable Care Organizations -- groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who join together voluntarily to provide coordinated high-quality care to their Medicare patients -- are worth the risk, according to a story in...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The conventional wisdom evolves. Yesterday, Washington was merely broken, gridlocked, dysfunctional. The passive voice spread the blame evenly. Today, it's agreed that Republican obstructionism is the root of all evil — GOP resistance having now...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:06 PM
House Republicans continued their crusade to dismantle Obamacare on Wednesday, but an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should have stopped them in their tracks.
The fact that it didn't shows that Republican lawmakers are so determined to...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON - Hoping to gain the high ground in an escalating war of words over Obamacare, the U.S. administration on Thursday forecast sharply lower than expected insurance costs for consumers and small businesses in new online state healthcare exchanges....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Let's get this out of the way right up front: I feel like a guy who's continually making excuses for a friend who repeatedly messes up.
For supporters (such as myself) of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Some call it an "exchange." The federal government prefers the term "marketplace."
But whatever you call it, an online site for people to shop for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to be up and running Oct. 1. Like a bargain...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Uninsured and diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Northeast Baltimore resident Dorothea Townes visits Chase Brexton Health Services' Mount Vernon clinic at least once a month to pick up medications and get checkups.
"It's a big difference," Townes, 49, said...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Second presidential terms are supposed to give the occupant of the Oval Office a voter-endorsed ticket to pursue a more favorable narrative place in the history books. Barack Obama's second time around, however, is developing more as a rerun of his...