| Apr 13, 2014
Re "How Medicare pays MDs," Editorial, April 10
It's wrong to blame physicians for Medicare's fiscal woes.
Doing away with fee-for-service as a way to "reward quality and efficiency" is unworkable. The federal government could never figure that out....
| Apr 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Sun's story regarding Medicare payments to ophthalmologists is incomplete and does not report the fact that the treatment in question is effective in restoring vision ("Hundreds of millions paid by Medicare in Maryland," April 10).
Maybe if Medicare...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Mary is single, in her late 50s, widowed and earning about $2,000 a month cleaning bathrooms downtown. She's had no health insurance for the last decade, but she's received medical care when she needed it at free clinics and emergency rooms.
But now it'...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Working a few years past full retirement age can make the difference between living in relative comfort during retirement and scrimping to pay the bills. Some employers are eager to hang on to employees with senior-level...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
This is getting old.
Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short.
The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
| Mar 27, 2014
Maybe it was too good to be true. A rare bipartisan healthcare reform proposal backed by leaders of three major House and Senate committees is foundering because Republicans and Democrats can't agree on how to pay for it. The irony is that the measure,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our resolve for improved health care should...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The Social Security Administration's office in Reisterstown Station is moving to a new location on Wabash Avenue.
The new office will open on March 25 at 6100A Wabash Ave. near a public transportation line. Office hours at the new location will remain...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Like every other hospice, Arcadia Hospice serves the terminally ill and their families.
But Arcadia Hospice is not like every other hospice, its employees and owners say. Arcadia is exceptional in the efficiency of its operation and the extraordinary...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Advocate Health Care has agreed to a clinical affiliation with southwest suburban Silver Cross Hospital and Medical Centers that will fold the New Lenox-based hospital into the Advocate system while allowing it to retain its own leadership, name and...
| Mar 3, 2014
The headline to this piece has been corrected, as explained below.
Republicans and Democrats can't seem to agree on anything related to the 2010 healthcare law, but they may come together soon on a crucial fix to the nation's largest federal...