| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:16 PM
"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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
No one expected Congress to step in and avert the sharp cuts in food stamp benefits that kicked in Friday. We're beyond expecting anything from this Congress on short notice except for grandstanding and spurts of inaction.
But it's proper to remind...
| Jul 13, 2013
The Peninsula Institute for Community Health, known as PICH, is the beneficiary of a $219,864 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant is part of the department's $150 million nationwide handout to help enroll...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON - Hoping to gain the high ground in an escalating war of words over Obamacare, the U.S. administration on Thursday forecast sharply lower than expected insurance costs for consumers and small businesses in new online state healthcare exchanges....
| May 9, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Johns Hopkins Hospital charged $13,667 on average to treat one admission of a Medicare patient with diabetes in 2011, while a couple of miles away Mercy Medical Center billed an average of $8,425.
The University of Maryland Medical Center charged $9,045...
| May 12, 2013
WASHINGTON – Facing the next big health-care challenge in Florida, Uncle Sam plans to enlist hundreds of consumer "navigators" over the next several months to help enroll up to 3.5 million uninsured state residents by January, when everyone is...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:18 PM
In yet another scathing critique of government health officials, a federal judge refused Friday to stay his order making Plan B emergency contraceptives available to all consumers without a prescription.
Ruling that government efforts to restrict the...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Last week was amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior.
And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:55 AM
When the first thing Jon Stewart brought up was the technical problems that have bedeviled the rollout of Obamacare, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius should have known the interview wasn't going to be a walk in the park.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:58 AM
President Obama on Monday pitched his healthcare overhaul as a good “product” that is simply having problems at the check-out line. He urged Americans to call an 800 number or shop in person while his team works out kinks in the federal...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
If anyone expected President Obama to be cowed, apologetic or remorseful Monday when he answered a barrage of criticism about the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's website—which even he admitted “stank”--they must have been very...