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Independence interruptus
TransConflictAugust 2, 2011

The behavior of all sides in the current customs dispute demonstrates that — as far as the locals are concerned — the question of who has sovereignty is an indelibly zero-sum dispute; one that the respective local elites must be left to settle on ...more »

Don't Owe a Debt But Debt Collectors Calling and Harassing You? Better Read This
Statesboro Business NewsAugust 2, 2011

But the law firm filed a suit in April 2007 anyway and got a garnishment order. When they presented the order to Yazzie's employer, the business insisted that they had the wrong person.” ~ InsideARM “Marquis Jones doesn't believe she owes money on a ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Massachusetts Health Care Law Does Not Curb Costs
National Center for Policy AnalysisAugust 22, 2011

Mitt Romney signed Massachusetts' groundbreaking health care legislation, it has met its chief goal of extending insurance coverage to most residents -- but with costs rising faster than inflation, lawmakers face the challenge of how to pay for it all. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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What's charitable care?
Chicago TribuneAugust 22, 2011

Provena — like other not-for-profit hospitals in Illinois — was tax-exempt by law. Not-for-profit hospitals don't pay taxes and, in return, they're expected to provide some free or reduced-rate health care to people who can't pay for the care. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Hayes Enters Lake County State's Attorney Race
Patch.comAugust 25, 2011

She considers computer and Internet-related offenses as the “wave of the future” and sees crimes against the elderly as an outgrowth of domestic abuse. “Some of the elder abuse comes from family members and those who care for them,” Hayes said. ...more »

Living Wills
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ACLU Lawsuit Moves to Keep Sex Offenders in House Near New Day Care Center
Fox NewsAugust 16, 2011

“The safe house has been there for a number of years and has been accepting registered sex offenders who are prohibited from living within 500 feet of a school,” he said. Wolcott said there are two safe houses in question. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Medicare Takes Center Stage
Flathead BeaconAugust 31, 2011

Two fact-checking organizations, FactCheck and PolitiFact, have said the claim that the federal health care law cuts Medicare by $500 billion is misleading. FactCheck says the law calls for “a $500 billion reduction in the growth of future spending ...more »

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