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  • Paying more for Obamacare[Letter]

     Paying more for Obamacare[Letter]
    Commentator Vincent DeMarco clearly knows what the true purpose of the Affordable Care Act is — getting free health care for 100,000 Marylanders at other people's expense ("Don't forget the ACA's true purpose," Dec. 16). I do not know how you...
  • Maximizing 2013 healthcare benefits by year's end

    Maximizing 2013 healthcare benefits by year's end
    Getting to see the doctor before the year is over has been on Dave Holt's mind. The 52-year-old employment attorney from Tustin says he's been putting off a visit for some time. "I haven't done my annual physical yet," he says. He and his wife also rush...
  • Five things to know about today's Obamacare enrollment deadline

    WASHINGTON -- Midnight on Monday is the much-talked-of deadline for Americans to enroll in health plans that will be effective Jan. 1. Here are five key facts to keep in mind. 1. It's a deadline -- sort of. Monday is the last day to sign up for...
  • Letters: Seduced by snake oil

    Re "What would Katie do?," Opinion, Dec. 18 Julia Belluz and Steven J. Hoffman say studies show that our brains and psyches appear to be hard-wired to trust celebrities promoting miracle medicines and cures. Why stop at illogical addictions to...
  • Here's the lowdown on the health insurance penalty

    If you don't buy a health insurance policy by March 31, 2014, get ready to pay up. The Affordable Care Act requires just about everyone to have health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty. The penalty starts small and grows over the next three years,...
  • Federal indictment hits unusual target: Russian medicine

    When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
  • 30-word rant: 12/28

    The medical field is knocking vitamins again. There must be another threat to the multimillion-dollar drug industry. Why take vitamins when we can go broke and die using prescription drugs? Back in the day, your favorite television program was...
  • Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law

    Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law
    This was the year that millions of Americans learned that health insurance is complicated. The landscape they discovered is ugly. Paying a premium doesn't mean your costs are over. Lower premiums mean higher deductibles, higher fees at the doctor's...
  • Obama's healthcare law takes full effect this week

    WASHINGTON — Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of scrambling and uncertainty, President Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday as the Affordable Care Act begins delivering...
  • Drug take-back brings in many pills

    Burbank police collected 220 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs Saturday at the department’s biannual drug take-back event, which was part of a nationwide effort to curb drug abuse and accidental poisonings, police said. The load was enough to...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Supplements can't prevent arthritis, but may offer pain relief

    Q: Is there any evidence that glucosamine and chondroitin can prevent arthritis? A: This is an excellent question, and it raises an issue of great interest to people who already have arthritis or are worried they may someday develop the disease....