| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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,...
| Dec 24, 2013
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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Walgreen Co. said Friday its first-quarter net income rose 68.3 percent to $695 million, or 72 cents a share, helped by strong sales of prescription drugs and contributions from its European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH.
Revenue increased 5.9 percent...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Garrett Burk wasn't about to sit idle if it meant one less person would reach for a powerful painkiller or other drug that wasn't medically necessary.
The Laguna Beach High School senior and infielder on the baseball team wants others to know that...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
These sites can help you make smarter decisions about budgeting, investing and taxes. All of them are free unless otherwise noted, and some come with mobile applications.
-- Budgeting and saving. Planwise (http://www.planwise.com) focuses on the future....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:35 PM
For this Sunday’s paper (Dec. 14, 2013), I attempted to get straight answers from all our local Congressional reps on issues readers care about.
Most were ultimately pretty good ... with the exception of Marco Rubio.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Officials with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration say they won't immediately seek to recoup a $300,000 taxpayer-funded loan granted to a Pikesville family business that was raided this week in a federal cigarette-smuggling case....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:27 PM
A family crime organization trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and more in illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy that received a Baltimore County-backed loan, authorities said in a federal...