Health Care Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in December, 2011

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Sales-Tax Measures 'to Cost Us Big'
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

But Ms. Strawn, and others like her who operate with just a dozen or so employees, would have to begin collecting and remitting taxes for the more than 40 states that currently charge sales and use taxes, along with thousands of cities and counties ...more »

Expanded Visa Law Would Give US World's Tired, Poor Technologists: View
BloombergDecember 1, 2011

Or so it seemed for a day this week when the House of Representatives voted 389 to 15 to ease restrictions on the entry of highly skilled immigrants to the US The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011 was sponsored by conservative ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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2 justices urged to skip health-care case
The Seattle TimesDecember 4, 2011

Two of the nine Supreme Court justices — Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas — are being urged to step aside and let their colleagues determine the fate of President Obama's health-care law without them. By James Oliphant No comments have been posted to ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health exchange in limbo
Concord MonitorDecember 5, 2011

Feldvebel said if the health care law is not repealed, New Hampshire's decision not to act and let the federal government set up the exchange could give the state less control over regulating the program in the future. "To a certain extent, ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Charge filed in case of Salt Lake City mother left in chair for weeks
Salt Lake TribuneDecember 3, 2011

Prosecutors have charged a Salt Lake City man with elder abuse after his mother was found dead in a chair where she may have sat for weeks. The charge filed Friday against Bradley D. Myers, 51, is a felony punishable by up to 15 years ...more »

Living Wills
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New Legal Standards for Florida Powers of Attorney
U.S. Politics TodayDecember 3, 2011

Several important changes to Florida's Power of Attorney Act that took effect in October have important implications for future creation of living wills and other estate planning powers. December 03, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A comprehensive Florida ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Burr and Coburn's Critique of Obama's Health Care Plans
American Spectator (blog)December 1, 2011

As a result, according to the Medicare actuary, by 2017, roughly half of seniors who like their MA plan probably would lose it. It also took about $530 billion from Medicare to spend on new programs not for seniors. The law created an independent ...more »


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