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Md. lawmakers oppose continued federal pay freeze
Baltimore Sun (blog)December 1, 2011

Several public employee unions who have members in Maryland agreed. “We made our sacrifice,” Jacqueline Simon, policy director for the American Federation of Government Employees, said in an interview, referring to the current pay freeze. ...more »

Judge dismisses discrimination, defamation claims by former Lexington library CEO
Lexington Herald LeaderDecember 1, 2011

Imhoff's claim of gender discrimination was thrown out because "she is unable to identify evidence sufficient to support a finding that the Library Board treated her less favorably than a similarly situated male employee," the order says. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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MAROLF: Individual mandate in healthcare bill benefits citizens, giving ...
Daily NebraskanDecember 2, 2011

The Affordable Care Act of 2010, or "Obamacare," as some have lovingly called it, has caused a lot of debate, to say the least. The issue that has stirred the most debate in this law is the individual mandate, a critical component of the act that will ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Hospitals Gear Hiring To Health Law And Industry Changes
Gant DailyDecember 1, 2011

The new jobs appear to be driven not by patient demand as much as a general restructuring of the health care industry that includes changes mandated by the 2010 federal health care law, the 2009 federal stimulus funding, new government regulations and ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Study: Elder Abuse a Serious Problem for Chinese Seniors
New America MediaDecember 4, 2011

Chang emphasized that the perceptions of abuse by Chinese seniors differ somewhat from other ethic groups because Chinese elders tend to rely on their children to care for them and avoid hired care providers. In Chinese culture adult children are ...more »

Living Wills
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Russians vote in nationwide parliamentary poll
BBC NewsDecember 4, 2011

Russians are voting in polls that will decide the shape of the lower house, or Duma, for the next five years. There have been allegations of violations of election law, with Russia's only independent monitoring group, Golos, logging 5300 complaints. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Dems seek to stop Medicare "trigger" cuts
CBS NewsDecember 1, 2011

By pointing to the cuts to Medicare in Mr. Obama's health care law, Towns highlights the problem Democrats may have as they try to blame Republicans for supporting cuts to the popular program. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, ...more »

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