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  • Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high

    Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high
    With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA. Lambert, the disability program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, said she is...
  • What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.

    What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.
    Funny guy, Bill Maher. And he got lots of yuks on his HBO show Friday with a riff on government spending on our seniors vs. our children.   "In the battle for government giveaways," he said, "we have to stop thinking in terms of rich versus poor, or...
  • A no-drama debt-limit vote by the House GOP

     A no-drama debt-limit vote by the House GOP
    The House Republican leadership did the right thing Tuesday, allowing the chamber to approve a bill that would raise the debt ceiling for one year unconditionally. The move doesn't end the fight over federal budget deficits and the growing national debt....
  • Md. medical practices, doctors to pay nearly $3M in Medicare overbilling settlement

    Md. medical practices, doctors to pay nearly $3M in Medicare overbilling settlement
    Three Maryland medical practices and a medical billing company have agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle an investigation into Medicare overbilling, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Advanced Cardiology Center, a cardiovascular practice in Rockville,...
  • Reisterstown Station Social Security office moving to Wabash Avenue

    Reisterstown Station Social Security office moving to Wabash Avenue
    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...
  • U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace

    U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace
    WASHINGTON — The relentless rise in healthcare spending — which had threatened government budgets and helped pave the way for President Obama's health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown, newly...
  • Balto. Co. X-ray company accused of falsifying reports

    Balto. Co. X-ray company accused of falsifying reports
    An unqualified executive at an Owings Mills medical firm allegedly reviewed X-rays and other tests, potentially endangering patients, according to court documents filed by federal authorities. The allegations were laid out in the documents by the FBI,...
  • New Md. health care delivery system will prioritize wellness [Commentary]

    New Md. health care delivery system will prioritize wellness [Commentary]
    Beyond the political debates over the Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan consensus about the future of our nation's health care system. Across the political spectrum, officials and experts agree that we must shift from a near exclusive focus on...
  • Federal government approves new Medicare waiver for Maryland

    Federal government approves new Medicare waiver for Maryland
    The federal government is expected to announce its approval Friday of a plan that would allow Maryland to continue setting hospital reimbursement rates for Medicare patients and could become a national model for reducing health care costs. The decision,...
  • Maryland health waiver could serve as national model, officials say

    Maryland health waiver could serve as national model, officials say
    A top official with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Friday that a state plan to reduce hospital visits could serve as a national model for curbing costs while improving patient outcomes. Deputy Administrator and Director Jonathan Blum...
  • Healthcare needs vs. healthcare wants -- an expensive dilemma

     
    David Goldhill in the Atlantic explores the fascinating and urgent question of just what sorts of procedures and treatments ought to fall under the rubric of "health care" for insurance purposes: The traditional understanding of healthcare is that...