Lawrence Lanahan http://wypr.org en Lowering Health Care Spending, One Patient at a Time http://wypr.org/post/lowering-health-care-spending-one-patient-time <div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Affordable Care Act’s main goal is to insure the uninsured. But, one other goal: lower the cost of health care.&nbsp;</span>Advances in data collection are giving us a clearer picture of who’s costing hospitals the most and why. Some say this creates new opportunities for savings.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reporter Lawrence&nbsp;</span>Lanahan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;went to Columbia, Maryland, to see how this is playing out in our backyard.</span><br /><br /> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:00:56 +0000 Lawrence Lanahan 10212 at http://wypr.org Lowering Health Care Spending, One Patient at a Time Are Fewer Uninsured People Visiting Maryland's Emergency Rooms? http://wypr.org/post/are-fewer-uninsured-people-visiting-marylands-emergency-rooms <p>About a third of emergency room visits in Maryland could have been handled in a primary care setting. Will the Affordable Care Act change that... and, if so, when?</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:00:56 +0000 Lawrence Lanahan 8902 at http://wypr.org Are Fewer Uninsured People Visiting Maryland's Emergency Rooms? Given A Second Chance, Convicted Currency Trader Helps Others http://wypr.org/post/given-second-chance-convicted-currency-trader-helps-others Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And even as things are looking up for the auto industry, many Americans still feel the sting of the 2008 recession. In the years since, many banks have been hit with large fines, but no major Wall Street executive has been convicted of criminal charges for their role in the financial crisis. That's not always how it went. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:26:35 +0000 Lawrence Lanahan 6867 at http://wypr.org