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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fake doctor imprisoned 17 years for Medicare fraud in Florida

    MIAMI For several years, Alejandra Collazo posed as a doctor at her Hialeah, Fla., medical clinic, using the stolen identities of actual physicians to write 2,200 phony prescription referrals to home health care agencies that paid her kickbacks for...
  • 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...
  • Hackers access personal information for millions of health insurer Anthem's customers

    Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information. The attack on Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer...
  • 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...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Little hope in dealing with the long-term US deficit

    Once again, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are headed for yearlong battles over federal spending, starting with the current clash over immigration policy. Once again, neither will address the real issue the massive long-term...
  • 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...