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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all

    End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all
    Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
  • Disabled Marylanders join class action over delayed benefits

    Disabled Marylanders join class action over delayed benefits
    Citing a severe and chronic backlog, advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the state of failing low-income and disabled Marylanders by regularly taking nearly a year to approve medical assistance applications. The lawsuit, filed last...
  • Obama's obligation

    Obama's obligation
    Barack Obama came to prominence as a champion of the idea that the elements dividing Americans are less meaningful than those uniting us — and that the real differences can be bridged. "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America;...
  • Feds approve MD health exchanges

    Feds approve MD health exchanges
    Maryland and five other states received conditional federal approval Monday to operate a state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform. The approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services means...
  • Restaurants 2013: Sales to exceed $660 billion, challenges loom

    The American restaurant industry is headed into a year full of obstacles, including health coverage costs related to "Obamacare," employee turnover, rising food costs and weak consumer spending. Still, the National Restaurant Assn. predicts that the...
  • When government does things better than private enterprise

    When government does things better than private enterprise
    Budget discussions in Washington these days always seem to deteriorate into arguments over what government is supposed to do for its citizens, and what should be left aside. Is the reach of government strictly defined in the Constitution? Or tradition?...
  • Aetna CEO: Premiums Will Double In Some Places Because Of Health Care Reform

    Aetna's CEO Mark T. Bertolini said the Affordable Care Act will increase health insurance premiums by 100 percent, doubling the price in some markets, according to a Bloomberg report. Bertolini said at an investor conference Wednesday in New York: "We've...
  • MedStar to open medical campus in Bel Air

    MedStar to open medical campus in Bel Air
    MedStar Health plans to build a $30 million medical plaza in Bel Air as it tries to capitalize on the area's growing population, company officials said Monday. The hospital operator also said it plans to expand the neonatal intensive care unit at its...
  • Letter: Get consumers to change bad eating habits by hitting their wallets

    Perhaps government banning of sugary drinks oversteps. It is a meaningful effort to reduce the burden of obesity on everyone. One thing that has stood out in the debate over health care reform is repeated statements from health care consumers that they do...
  • Darden missteps, 'Obamacare' flap dent Olive Garden owner's profit

    Darden missteps, 'Obamacare' flap dent Olive Garden owner's profit
    Darden Restaurants Inc.’s second quarter was far from appetizing, as the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster watched its net income plunge 37%. The Orlando, Fla., restaurant company saw the sour numbers coming. Earlier in December, citing a...
  • MedStar Health plan for Bel Air facility worth scrutinizing

    Even as the future of health care and how it will be provided and paid for remain a subject of much discussion at many levels thanks to the enactment of the federal health care reform law that has come to be called ObamaCare by critics and supporters...