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  • 5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break

    Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for...
  • How should we pay doctors under Medicare?

    In recent weeks, reform legislation that proposes to change how Medicare pays physicians drew much attention. The prod to action was the imminent expiring of the present fee schedule. For many years, Congress had failed to reach agreement about the...
  • U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security

    U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a plan that he says will stabilize the Social Security system until the turn of the next century. It starts with "rebranding" the government program launched 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "There's a...
  • Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran, Lynch

    Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays physicians as lawmakers return from a spring break tangled up in domestic and foreign policy disputes. Republican and...
  • Covering the Bases: You can file an exception for medicine not on drug plan

    I just settled into my new Part D drug plan for 2015. I recently visited my doctor and was prescribed a medicine that is not included on the formulary for my Part D drug plan. What can I do? You have a few options. If you do not already have a copy of...
  • Teaching hospitals may benefit from Schumer's likely ascension

    Teaching hospitals have an ally in New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer and are likely to benefit if, as expected, he becomes the Senate's next Democratic leader. Schumer could leverage his newfound influence in Congress to increase medical education...
  • Owner of imaging firm linked to patient deaths in indictment

    Owner of imaging firm linked to patient deaths in indictment
    The owner of an Owings Mills imaging firm was accused in a federal indictment this week of contributing to the deaths of four people whose disease and infection were not caught on X-rays because employees were not qualified to read them. Rafael...
  • John Gray: Where your federal tax dollars go

    John Gray: Where your federal tax dollars go
    It's a question that naturally springs to mind when tax season rolls around: Where are all those tax dollars being spent? In total, Washington will spend $12,304 per citizen. Unfortunately, the government will only collect $10,878 in tax revenue per...
  • Failing to plan: An intergenerational problem

    Failing to plan: An intergenerational problem
    No matter what generation you are -- Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millennial or even a Gen Z teen now handling money -- you're doing something wrong with your money, according to a series of recent surveys about generational financial planning. The most common...
  • Changes could curb health costs

    The pattern of our health care system keeps changing. Unfortunately, these changes are not reducing the overall cost appreciably. Our health care system is built on several principles. First, providers of health care are for the most part not government...
  • Doctor tied to Sen. Menendez said to face US charges soon

    WASHINGTON A Florida eye doctor is expected to soon face federal criminal charges as part of a corruption inquiry into U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, according to two people familiar with the case. U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether the doctor,...