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D.C.'s hospital troubles demand a new approach

Regarding the Feb. 16 Metro article “D.C. Mayor Gray pulls bill that would’ve let him tap United Medical Center chair”:The D.C. government is looking for a buyer for United Medical Center, once known as Greater Southeast Community Hospital, which it...

By Mark Legnini, Washington  | February 17, 2011; 10:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  D.C., Vincent Gray, health care  
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Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up

Is that yellow rattlesnake slithering back into its hole? It could be, since the Virginia Tea Party movement seems to be sputtering now that it has worked its way into the mainstream of state political activity -- namely the...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 9, 2011; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, education, energy, environment, guns, health care, immigration, traffic, transportation, weather  
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One way Virginia can get kids moving

Rather than mandating more time in gym class ["Va. assembly approves PE bill in effort to curb obesity in kids," Metro, Feb. 2], Virginia lawmakers could promote physical activity for schoolchildren by requiring municipalities to provide safe walking and bicycling...

By Joyce Migdall, Falls Church  | February 5, 2011; 7:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  HotTopic, Virginia, education, health care, schools  
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Living with a disability, in a caring setting

The Jan. 24 Metro article “Virginia anticipates sharp criticism over disabled” presented a faceless, one-sided viewpoint, nebulously referring to “civil rights” issues that supposedly favor deinstitutionalization but missing the actual lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens.My sister has mental...

By Bradford Wood, Bethesda  | January 27, 2011; 10:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Virginia, health care  
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Virginia never 'mandated' HPV vaccines

In a 2007 letter, I urged The Post to avoid using the term "mandatory" when reporting on Virginia legislation aimed at getting sixth-grade girls immunized against the human papillomavirus because that legislation allowed parents to "opt out" of the requirement....

By Jonathan Chace, Chestertown, Md.  | January 26, 2011; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Choosing the wrong hospital

To read Rob Stein’s front-page story, “Reproductive-care restrictions at Catholic hospitals spark conflict, scrutiny” at 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 and, then, watch the Maryland Health Care Commission in action that afternoon was to experience parallel universes.In the first, real...

By Jill Brantley, Silver Spring  | January 25, 2011; 10:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Maryland, Montgomery County, faith, health care  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Virginia Medicaid wasting more money, Paige Winfield Cunningham , January 20, 2011
A longer line at the 'Parade of Human Services', Nancy Mercer and Kathy May , January 16, 2011
Seeking a hospital that doesn't limit care, Susan F. Wood and Laura Meyers, Washington , January 12, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
A fraud case McDonnell could have pursued, Peter Galuszka , December 20, 2010
Cuccinelli's consequences , James Lindsay Jr., Arlington , December 18, 2010
A more humane approach to the abortion debate, Angela Martin, Annapolis , December 16, 2010
Care that women need, Jennifer Blasdell, Silver Spring , December 12, 2010
Tobacco corruption in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 24, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Defense contracting clouds on the horizon, Peter Galuszka , October 28, 2010
Keeping them smoke-free longer, editors , October 19, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
Who deserves a handicapped parking permit?, editors , September 23, 2010
Perriello: A breath of fresh air in a tough fight, Peter Galuszka , September 23, 2010
Medical marijuana fees may price everyone out, Martin Austermuhle , September 22, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
Common sense on Va. abortion providers, editors , August 27, 2010
Health Care tops lobbyist spending in Richmond, Peter Galuszka , August 26, 2010
McDonnell's stacked health panel, Peter Galuszka , August 20, 2010
A budget surplus on the eyes of the poor, Peter Galuszka , August 9, 2010
What a week for Ken Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , August 3, 2010
The value of Va.'s disability centers, editors , July 25, 2010
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
Virginia's 'separate reality' on handguns, Peter Galuszka , July 12, 2010
How much will Cuccinelli's legal forays cost? , Peter Galuszka , July 6, 2010
Corey Stewart wants Virginia to be Arizona, Peter Galuszka , June 25, 2010
Perriello gets his challenger, Peter Galuszka , June 14, 2010
D.C. budget cuts will hurt Medicaid recipients, editors , May 18, 2010
Finally, McDonnell faces pushback, Peter Galuszka , April 22, 2010
You can't always see a driver's disability, editors , April 21, 2010
Cuccinelli's throwback tactics , editors , March 23, 2010
My health-care story: A 'death panel' of two , editors , November 24, 2009
Trying to catch the vaccine, editors , October 30, 2009
My Health-Care Story: Paging Dr. Popular, editors , October 22, 2009
D.C. health reform in one simple step, editors , October 21, 2009
My Health-Care Story: Over 50 and Out of Luck, editors , October 13, 2009
My Health-Care Story: Penny-Wise and Flu-Foolish, editors , September 23, 2009
The New Walter Reed: Less Than 'World Class'?, editors , September 11, 2009
My Health-Care Story: The Right Kind of Rationing, editors , September 8, 2009
My Health-Care Story: A Controlled Experiment , editors , September 2, 2009
My Health-Care Story: Just Don't Get Sick, editors , August 25, 2009
My Health-Care Story: I'll Take the Public Option, editors , August 25, 2009
My Health-Care Story: Well Served by the System, editors , August 24, 2009
My Health-Care Story: Refuse a Test, Pay a Price, editors , August 24, 2009
Ribbon-Cutting for a Health-Care Redundancy, editors , August 18, 2009
Mixing With the Crowd at a Health-Care Town Hall , editors , August 13, 2009
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