June 20, 2012
Regarding Dan Rodricks ' column on Wall Street and dental insurance, he seems to think that everyone who invests in the stock market and Wall Street is wealthy and can carry the economy, health care and a multitude of other liberal causes ("Wall Street pays, the nation smiles," June 17). I am invested in Wall Street, and I am not wealthy by a long shot. I invest because the return on bank savings and other institutions is paltry and does not cover inflation. Mr. Rodricks should take another look at Wall Street.
February 23, 2012
Editor: In response to Allan Vought's ETC article regarding teachers pay, published Feb. 17, I can only wholeheartedly agree with his opinion. Even though I am a working retired person, when I worked full time, my average working day was 10 to 12 hours, 50 weeks a year. I sold for a living and was salaried with potential for bonuses if I worked hard and produced. Sometimes the bonuses were there and sometimes not. I had no job protection and if I did not produce, I could be terminated quickly.
May 25, 2008
The first dental clinic run by Harford County opened officially last week in Edgewood with a ribbon cutting, but the facility has been treating patients since March 31. That has been long enough for 8-year-old Razell Fogle to have a cracked tooth repaired and another filled. He smiled broadly, showing off his recently cleaned teeth, as he helped cut the ribbon. With no dental insurance, Julia Fogle had no idea when she would be able to find money for her son's dental needs, until the clinic, in Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center on Hanson Road, offered her free care.
May 24, 2004
Keswanna Edwards was beaming, every tiny tooth bared. "I don't have any cavvies!" said the 5-year-old, "because I didn't eat a bunch of candy." Keswanna's mother, Rosalind Wilson, had never taken the prekindergartner or her 2-year-old sister Keshanwa to the dentist. And although she steers her girls away from sweets, she still worried about their little teeth. So Wilson was first in line last week when Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School paired up with United Concordia Cos. Inc. -- one of the largest dental insurers in the country -- to provide a free dental health clinic for the school's 218 pupils, their siblings and their friends.
November 6, 2001
State Insurance Commissioner Steven B. Larsen ruled yesterday that a nonprofit dental insurer converting to for-profit status must pay $471,728 to the Maryland Health Care Foundation. A consultant for the insurer had said the payment should be $170,000; a consultant hired by Larsen had said $939,000. Each consultant presented the rationale for his figures at a hearing before Larsen in June. The case attracted interest because it could give an indication of how Larsen might deal with a conversion of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
November 1, 2001
In the Region Essex Corp. loses $984,000 as revenue declines to $745,000 Essex Corp. reported yesterday that its net loss widened to $984,000 in the third quarter, from $352,000 in the third quarter of 2000. Revenue for the three months that ended Sept. 30 was $745,000, compared with $760,000 a year earlier. The Columbia optical and communications engineering company reported a $2.8 million loss for the first nine months compared with a net loss of $537,000 posted for the corresponding period in 2000.