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  • A risky cut to Medicaid

    Of all the major spending cuts Gov. Larry Hogan proposed in his budget, the easiest one for him politically may be the $160 million he's seeking to trim out of the Medicaid program. The reason is not just the cynical one, that Medicaid is a Democratic...
  • Ask Carrie: 2015 brings important IRS, Social Security and Medicare updates

    Dear Readers: A new year often means new goals, new opportunities and new commitments. When it comes to your finances, it can also mean new rules and requirements that affect how you manage your money. As we face 2015, the changes that affect most...
  • Mayo: What costs $29.99 to $438? Same darn pills

    Mayo: What costs $29.99 to $438? Same darn pills
    How could a product sell for $438 in one store and $29.99 a few blocks away? It's a mystery that retired dentist Robert Fradkin is still trying to figure out. "It boggles my mind," said Fradkin, 77, of Delray Beach. "It just goes to show how screwed...
  • Aetna mistake could complicate some Part D drug refills

    Aetna mistake could complicate some Part D drug refills
    Some seniors who enrolled in Medicare Part D plans with Aetna or its subsidiary Coventry Health Care could be in for a surprise when they try to fill their prescriptions this year. During the most-recent enrollment period, Aetna identified some...
  • Doctors see more Medicaid patients if they get paid more, study finds

    For two years, the Obama administration dramatically raised Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians in hopes that they would see more poor patients. The idea was that states would jump in to continue at least part of the payments. Few did,...
  • UnitedHealth Group Earnings Up On Growth In Medicare, Medicaid

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, on Wednesday reported strong fourth-quarter earnings and revenue growth driven largely by Medicaid and Medicare customers. The company reported earnings of $1.51 billion, or $1.55 per diluted...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 8 Classical music The Sundays At Three Concert Series presents the West Shore Piano Trioin "Their Roots Are Showing" at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. The program includes Arthur Foote's Piano Trio in...
  • Repeal and replace Obamacare -- with Medicare for all

    To the editor: The new Republican House of Representatives has picked up where the last left off by passing a bill to repeal Obamacare. ("House passes new Obamacare repeal, directing creation of replacement law," Feb. 3) Unlike past repeal votes,...
  • Merits of Cuban policy shift debated by panel

    Merits of Cuban policy shift debated by panel
    A former U.S. emissary to Cuba cast doubt Thursday on the viability of the president's plan to spur democracy in Cuba by lifting certain sanctions and making it easier for Americans to visit the Communist-led island. "Normalization I predict will not...
  • U.S. official vows to press Cuba to return fugitives

    U.S. official vows to press Cuba to return fugitives
    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials will demand the return of fugitives who have committed crimes in the United States and are hiding in Cuba, a high-ranking State Department negotiator promised Wednesday. "This is a very high priority for us, and we...
  • California stumbles at shifting care for costly patients

    California stumbles at shifting care for costly patients
    California's ambitious effort to save billions of dollars by changing how the state's costliest patients get treated is on the ropes. The Obamacare program was designed to reduce medical costs by putting more of the nation's 11 million most...