Monday, December 17, 2012
Gene E. Green will take the helm of the Bethesda hospital after nearly a decade at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
Bethesda’s Suburban Hospital has named Gene E. Green as the facility’s new president. He will succeed Brian Gragnolati as president of the hospital, which is a member of Johns Hopkins medicine. Green is a medical doctor and the current chief medical officer for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, a 400-provider group practice with 37 sites throughout the Maryland and Washington, DC, regions. Suburban officials touted Green’s work at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, where they say he improved operating performance and increased patient, employee and physician satisfaction. Green held numerous clinical and leadership positions at JHCP since he joined the group practice in 2003, according to a hospital news release. Green worked as a …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
While many businesses are still trying to learn how the Affordable Care Act will affect them, others say they are bracing themselves for higher costs.
Many small business owners in Maryland said they are bracing themselves for new costs and potential penalties associated with insuring workers after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld major provisions of President Obama's health care law. While many business owners said the law won't affect them because they only employ a handful of people, those owners with larger staffs said they feared additional costs that could cripple their businesses. Under the Affordable Care Act, small businesses will be required to offer insurance to workers if they employ more than 50 full-time people, or pay a penalty. "I know people who have started looking at the numbers, and for some of them it's going to be cheaper to pay the penalty than to cover their …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Several Montgomery County residents shared their thoughts on the Supreme Court's ruling on health care and what it means for the upcoming election.
Do you think President Obama's re-election efforts have been helped by court's ruling?
Much of Maryland is split on Thursday's Supreme Court ruling. Some analysts felt President Barack Obama scored a huge win Thursday. Some officials felt Republican challenger Mitt Romney will benefit from conservative momentum following the decision. Either way, Thursday's Supreme Court ruling—one that upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax—thrust health care to the top of the list of campaign topics heading toward November. We want to hear from you. Vote in our poll. Then tell us in the comments if Thursday's ruling has changed or cemented your vote this November.
What does the Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Health Care mean to you?
Various media are reporting that the Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax. Stay with Patch throughout the day for updates and local reaction. What does it mean to you? Vote in our poll. While you're at it, don't just vote. Tell us why. Leave a comment, sharing your take on today's ruling. ——— NOTE: This poll is published throughout Maryland's network of Patch sites.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Sen. Mikulski has called the amendment "politics masquerading as morality."
By Sarah Hogue, Capital News Service Women's reproductive health would be compromised if an amendment to the Senate transportation bill allowing employers to deny health coverage for services they morally object to passes, a group of senators and health care professionals said Wednesday. Just one day before the Senate votes on the amendment, Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Patty Murray (D-WA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tom Harkin (D-IO), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called a news conference to oppose the amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). "This amendment could deny care to as many as 448,000 Maryland women," said Mikulski in the news conference. "Rather than …