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  • Not getting what we pay for

    In real life when you find yourself paying more and getting less, you usually search for another product or service. With the federal government, it isn't possible to take your business elsewhere unless you are prepared to give up your citizenship, as...
  • How much are we willing to pay for the pursuit of happiness?

    Never mind the conventional speculation about whether the resolution of some political standoff in Washington favors Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, "entitlement" fans or skeptics. The more fundamental question, says Benjamin...
  • Health marketplace enrollment at a crawl online

    Health marketplace enrollment at a crawl online
    More than 600,000 uninsured Virginians are eligible for subsidized health plans through the state's federally run insurance marketplace, but one month into the signup computer glitches continue to thwart potential enrollees on the Peninsula as elsewhere....
  • Imagine if Republicans actually cared about health care

    "We're not in Kansas anymore," said the smirking congressman from Texas, pleased with his own witlessness. Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican, was addressing Kathleen Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, now secretary of health and human services, who is...
  • Howard Co. government warns against health care scams

    Howard County Department of Citizen Services is warning Medicare recipients and residents who qualify for health coverage through the new health care exchanges of misleading and possible illegal offers of help, according to a county government news...
  • Long-term care is expensive, so know your options

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 70 percent of individuals 65 and older will need some type of long-term care. Unfortunately, most families don't have sufficient assets or insurance to cover the cost of this care. The...
  • The value of Medicaid [Editorial]

    The value of Medicaid  [Editorial]
    Last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration announced that it had exceeded its goal for enrolling low-income Marylanders in the Medicaid program as part of the health insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to improving the...
  • Ask Kim: How to shop for a Medicare Advantage Plan

    Q. Now that open enrollment for Medicare has started, how can I find out if I can get a better deal on a Medicare Advantage plan? A. Go to the Medicare.gov Plan Finder tool (http://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx), type in your zip...
  • New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills

    New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills
    Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued Friday by the Obama administration. But the...
  • Patient Status Can Wind Up Costing Seniors

    If an elderly patient is hospitalized for three days, she and her family need to know whether it's as an inpatient or outpatient. Has she been admitted? Or is she under observation? The difference is crucial. If it's the latter, the patient and her...
  • Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans

    Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans
    WASHINGTON — In an interview released Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton said President Obama should make sure Americans can retain their current health insurance plans, even if it means revamping the Affordable Care Act. “I personally...