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  • The problem with Obamacare

    The problem with Obamacare
    Two narratives about the recent partial government shutdown are popular. The Obama administration and its supporters in the media blame all on the tea party, which they see as the illegitimate offspring of gerrymandering and the Supreme Court's campaign...
  • The future of Maryland health care: A Newsmaker Forum with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and John Colmers

    The future of Maryland health care: A Newsmaker Forum with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and John Colmers
    Maryland is in the midst of submitting a proposal to the federal government for a fundamental change in the way hospitals are compensated, with the goals of increasing the quality of medical care, improving public health and reducing costs.  The goals are...
  • Measuring the cost of health in Burbank

    Measuring the cost of health in Burbank
    One Tuesday a month, Stephen Houlemard gets a ride to the Glendale Free Clinic, located on the second floor of the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, from a friend. Houlemard, a Temple City resident, comes to the clinic to monitor the diseases...
  • Robert B. Reich: Drama in Washington has been a dangerous distraction

    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages and...
  • What's so scary about Obamacare?

    What's so scary about Obamacare?
    The government taking responsibility for medical insurance? The fact is that this has been around for more than half a century in the form of Medicare. And for low-income people who are not eligible for Medicare, there is Medicaid. This is not a new...
  • Obamacare is forcing physicians to change

    Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases. Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
  • Workers facing the thorny problems of healthcare and retirement

    Workers facing the thorny problems of healthcare and retirement
    Like most employers, Trader Joe's is grappling with how to look after the well-being of its workers amid difficult financial circumstances. In May, the head of the privately held Monrovia company, with stores nationwide, sent a confidential memo to...
  • IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide

    IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide
    Legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes no matter what state they live in, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Thursday. The policy change follows the Supreme Court decision in June...
  • Some hospitals at risk for electronic record penalties

    Some hospitals at risk for electronic record penalties
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Small and rural U.S. hospitals are most at risk of not satisfying certain federal requirements for using electronic health record systems, according to a new study. Targeted grants might help the lagging hospitals get up to speed and...
  • Ronald Reagan wasn't prescient in health care warning

    One of my regular correspondents sent me a video the other day that featured Ronald Reagan predicting that the United States was on the dire path to socialized medicine. The video clip actually comes from the Michael Moore movie "Sicko," but the...
  • Government shutdown: It may be just a matter of time now

    Congress started the official countdown this week: It's T-minus 31 days to a government shutdown. OK, so I made up the part about the official countdown. But I don't see any other likely outcome, now that the only folks trying to negotiate a budget deal...