| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The final battles of any war often are the bloodiest. They're waged by the last holdouts, dead-enders desperate to prove to themselves and their dwindling followers that their efforts were not in vain.
The final battle of the war over the Affordable...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Significantly fewer people have been going to Maryland hospitals this year without health insurance, according to new data provided to The Baltimore Sun by state officials, who now say the rates that hospitals charge will rise more slowly for everyone....
| May 31, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Maryland will not need to ask the federal government for additional grant money to build a new health exchange that will replace the faulty one the state was forced to scrap.
Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein, also chair of the board that oversees...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease.
An Internet search for "sell...
| May 18, 2014
A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show.
That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Fifty-four Virginia legislators - approaching 40 percent of the entire General Assembly - voted with the Virginia Chamber's position 100 percent of the time in Richmond during the past session.
The chamber held a thank you reception last night in...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:41 AM
In an op-ed piece published this morning, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam argues that Virginia's ongoing difficulties helping and dealing with people with mental illnesses could be addressed by expanding Medicaid coverage and tapping a new funding source for their...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland has issued subpoenas to Oregon’s health insurance exchange as part of a grand jury investigation into the spectacular failure of the state’s system, which was never able to enroll consumers online...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Mercifully, the 2014 Florida Legislative Session has come to a close before it could do further harm, and Gov. Scott and the leaders of state government are loudly congratulating one another on a job well done.
If what our lawmakers wanted was to...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:14 PM
The 2014 legislative session wrapped up last week in Tallahassee with the usual orgy of self-congratulation. The Republicans who control the House, Senate and governor's mansion all praised themselves for their wonderful work, underwhelming as it was....
| May 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Americans are living longer than ever, but that's not unequivocally good news. The longer you live, the more likely you will need long-term care. And paying for that care is not cheap or uncomplicated.
Unfortunately, you cannot count on Medicare to cover...