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  • Mississippi hurts the poor, blames Obama

    Mississippi hurts the poor, blames Obama
    Like most Republicans, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is an Obamacare refusenik. A staunch opponent of the law, he rejected the Medicaid expansion, refused to build an exchange and won't encourage Mississippians to enroll in the federal backstop. All of...
  • Accountable Care Organizations might help tame Medicare costs

    whatdoctorsknow.com Medicare is the 800-pound gorilla in the waiting room of health care reform. Health care costs are going up for everyone, but Medicare covers 50 million Americans -- more than any other single insurer. In 2009, total health care...
  • Divide between red and blue states over healthcare deepens

    Divide between red and blue states over healthcare deepens
    States that have aggressively put the Affordable Care Act into practice have cut the number of uninsured residents sharply -- in some cases in half or better -- while those that balked have improved little if at all, according to new data released...
  • Easton Hospital parent company to pay $89 million to settle billing probe

    The parent company of Easton Hospital said Monday it has agreed to pay more than $89 million to settle a government investigation over billing practices at 119 of its facilities. The U.S. Department of Justice since 2011 had been investigating whether...
  • Ryan's safety net [Editorial]

    Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]
    It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
  • Study: Emergency room closures can be deadly for area's residents

    It stands to reason that when a hospital emergency room closes, people in the surrounding neighborhood suffer. But how much? A new study quantifies the impact in California, finding that patients affected by ER closures were 5% more likely to die after...
  • What happens when a state tries to make Obamacare work -- or not work

    There were signs almost from the start that the great unknown about the Affordable Care Act was how effectively individual states would implement the law. The question got more complicated after the Supreme Court turned one of the key provisions, the...
  • Problem Solver: Woman can't cancel Obamacare insurance

    Problem Solver: Woman can't cancel Obamacare insurance
    Erin Carver had no trouble signing up for health insurance through the federal health insurance marketplacecreated under the Affordable Care Act. Canceling her policy, however, has been a bear. The Wheaton resident signed up online in late November,...
  • Enrollment on Maryland health exchange continues

    Enrollment on Maryland health exchange continues
    The Maryland health exchange reported Friday that more than 411,000 people had signed up for health insurance as of July 26, up more than 38,000 from a month ago. Open enrollment on the online marketplace is closed, but those who lost their coverage,...
  • Virginia should follow Maryland's Medicaid expansion example [Commentary]

    Virginia should follow Maryland's Medicaid expansion example [Commentary]
    The Potomac River has long been a symbolic divide between two states with divergent histories and politics. Today, the difference between Virginia and Maryland plays out in Medicaid coverage. In Maryland, low-income workers — adults living alone...
  • Telemedicine: Video, online health care replace in-person visits

    Telemedicine: Video, online health care replace in-person visits
    From a desktop computer at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News or from a laptop on the third floor of his home, Riverside psychiatrist Anthony Caterine can treat geriatric patients at nine far-flung locations. He can treat patients in...