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Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
The Japan TimesDecember 1, 2011

Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. Handle with care: An employee at a "yakiniku" grillroom shows a plate of "yukke" shredded uncooked beef ...more »

US Troop out of Suffolk Law
The PhoenixDecember 1, 2011

On Veterans Day, Suffolk Law School gave us a lesson in the glories — and pitfalls — that come with living with a legal and moral tradition of free speech. Unfortunately, US Army Reserves ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Barrasso's 2nd Opinion: Health Care Law to Increase Premiums in Wyoming
Insurance News Net (press release)December 1, 2011

President Obama repeatedly promised Americans that his health care law would lower health care premiums by about $2500 per family across the United States . A new report by Gorman Actuarial, LLC , found that people in Wyoming who buy health coverage in ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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COMMENTARY: There's some hope regarding affordable health care, but don't ...
digitalBURG.comDecember 1, 2011

Not unexpectedly, the Supreme Court granted review in one of the cases challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—the signature legislation of the Obama administration. The lower courts have reached different results on the law's...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Elderly, disabled groups sue over Vt. backlog of investigations into abuse
The RepublicDecember 14, 2011

AP MONTPELIER, Vt. — Groups representing the elderly and disabled in Vermont have filed suit against the state over what they say is its failure to investigate many instances of abuse by caregivers. The Community of Vermont Elders and Disability ...more »

Living Wills
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Manufactured home registration extended to Dec. 31
Montgomery AdvertiserDecember 2, 2011

Two undocumented immigrants living in Elmore County sued the Department of Revenue and the Elmore County Probate Office on Nov. 18 saying the requirement effectively would force them, as well as their children who are legal US citizens -- out of their ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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On the Super Committee Trigger, It's Cut for Cut (Except the Cuts Aren't Cuts)
Reason Online (blog)December 1, 2011

The law specifies that Medicare can be cut no more than 2 percent for a fiscal year, a cut of about $123 billion over a decade. However, Towns's bill would change that to say there can be no reduction at all for Medicare. Towns's bill is the first ...more »

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