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Lebanese Information Minister Urges Self-Censorship as Draft Media Law...
Huffington PostAugust 1, 2011

Information Minister Walid Al Daouk's call for self-restraint shocked journalists and ran contrary to the new cabinet's assurances that freedom of expression would be respected and media laws updated. It flew in the face of his predecessor who said a ...more »

Pottstown cites technical errors in seeking lawsuit dismissal
The MercuryAugust 2, 2011

The original suit noted that the borough adopted the Uniform Construction Code in April, 2004, but it failed to adopt another ordinance, under the newly adopted UCC, authorizing its code enforcement department to require inspections and cite those who ...more »

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Elder Care Abuse
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Vegas woman sentenced in elderly abuse, fraud case
KVVU Las VegasAugust 29, 2011

... who operated Garden of Eden Home Care. According to the Attorney General's office, Magtaas' facility was investigated following a resident's fall. Investigators found evidence of elder abuse and neglect as well as financial fraud within the facility.more »

Living Wills
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New Neb. laws kick in Saturday
Omaha World-HeraldAugust 27, 2011

Assisted living facilities will have to inform potential residents about the costs of and limits on the services provided. The information must include whether the facility accepts Medicaid and when a resident might be required to leave the facility. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health care law digs deeper deficit hole
PoliticoAugust 22, 2011

Health care spending will increase because of Obamacare, according to a recent report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Premiums are set to increase for most Americans, and government actuaries now estimate the growth in the net cost ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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To Cut the Debt, Time to End Drug Companies' Blank Check
Huffington Post (blog)August 18, 2011

The new health care law (aka "Obamacare") assumes a 15 member panel will cut $500 billion from Medicare spending, giving Congress little time to override any of the panel's decisions. Surprisingly, this huge power received scant attention during the ...more »

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