The state launched a program that offers financial incentives for comprehensive patient care. Doctors are encouraged to come up with coordinated care among health-care providers to place a focus on preventing illness, rather than waiting until it needs costly treatment.
After undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, Renita Mock bought a host of hats, which she models at home in Temple Hills, Md. Mock, who has diabetes, hypertension and a host of other illnesses, is part of a new program in Maryland that provides doctors financial incentives to care for patients continuously and comprehensively, not just when they’re sick.Katherine Frey/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.