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The recent school shooting in Connecticut reverberated across Virginia five years after a mentally ill gunman, Cho Seung-Hui, took the lives of 32 of his fellow students at Virginia Tech in April 2007. Mental health professionals throughout the state...
Peter Beilenson — doctor and public health visionary, Baltimore health commissioner, Howard County health officer, quick-study scholar and decoder of federal regulations — remains one of our most interesting men. A person whose leadership has...
Question: I'm classified as a part-time worker, even though I usually work more than 40 hours per week. This way my employer can avoid giving me health insurance. Under Obamacare I thought even part time workers had to be offered health insurance. What'...
A federal judge has granted a request by the ACLU to dismiss its challenge to a Kansas law restricting private health insurance coverage for abortions. Wednesday's one-sentence court formally ends the case, with each side bearing its own costs and...
The Hartford CourantHarvard Pilgrim Health Care announced Monday it has hired former ConnectiCare CEO Michael E. "Mickey" Herbert as a consultant to prepare the company for operations in Connecticut. Herbert, 68, has a career in health insurance that stretches back several...
Federal officials awarded California's new health insurance exchange a $674-million grant, providing money for a crucial marketing campaign aimed at reaching millions of uninsured. The two-year grant announced Thursday comes as the five-member board...
Tags: Medicaid, Marketing, Insurance, Consumers, Health Insurance
Re "The beloved budget buster," Editorial, Dec. 9 Your editorial on Medicare correctly identified novel procedures as one of the drivers of rising medical costs. It prescribed better comparisons of the cost-effectiveness of treatments as an essential...
Budget discussions in Washington these days always seem to deteriorate into arguments over what government is supposed to do for its citizens, and what should be left aside. Is the reach of government strictly defined in the Constitution? Or tradition?...
It's a simple, reasonable idea that would recognize growing lifespans and trim federal outlays on a fast-growing part of the budget, Medicare. The idea? Raise the age of eligibility from 65 to 67. The trouble is, it will help one problem only a little ...
Re "Dislodging Obamacare," Opinion, Nov. 30 Michael F. Cannon presents an argument brimming with numbers outlining the costs to states and individuals of various aspects of Obamacare. Absent from his essay are the costs of not implementing it. He...
In a bid to cut the state's healthcare bills, the Brown administration will begin shuttering the Healthy Families insurance program for low-income children on Jan. 1. More than 850,000 kids will be shifted over the course of the year into HMOs that...
Tags: Medicaid, Insurance, Family, Jerry Brown, Justice System
The Hartford CourantA new health insurance co-op that hopes to offer coverage next fall for the following year has its first chief executive. HealthyCT, the consumer-operated and oriented plan, announced Wednesday that Ken Lalime, 56, is the first CEO. Lalime was among...
Dec 23, 2012 |Story| Hampton Roads Daily Press
Feb 16, 2013 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Feb 10, 2013 |Column| Daily American
Jan 24, 2013 |Story| KWCH
Jan 7, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Jan 17, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Dec 11, 2012 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Dec 10, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Dec 5, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Dec 19, 2012 |Story| Hartford Courant
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