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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • 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...
  • Medical tourism: A faraway health fix

    Medical tourism: A faraway health fix
    When Stan Long's doctor told him he needed prostate surgery, the unpleasant procedure bothered him less than the part of the price tag he'd be on the hook for: $15,000 for the hospital stay his Medicare plan didn't cover. So Long, who lives in Washington...
  • 'The United States of America does not run out without paying the tab'

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TOWN HALL Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Maryland! (Applause.) Hello! Nice to see you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Everybody,...
  • Obama pressures GOP on debt at College Park appearance

    Obama pressures GOP on debt at College Park appearance
    After weeks of negotiating behind the scenes, President Barack Obama came to the University of Maryland on Friday in an effort to convince the public that lawmakers could find compromise in their talks over raising nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling....
  • Taking exception: U.S. should rein in the arrogance

    Taking exception: U.S. should rein in the arrogance
    America is a little like my eldest son. In ninth grade, at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds., Brendan was big man on campus, physically dominating senior ballplayers. Due to his savvy, size and confidence, he was given charge of older restaurant employees where he...
  • Maryland gets more money for health reform as law faces legal setback

    Maryland gets more money for health reform as law faces legal setback
    Even as the federal health care reform law appears to be headed to the Supreme Court after another legal setback Friday, Maryland received $27.2 million to move forward on implementing the law's insurance exchanges where consumers can shop for...