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A federal takeover of education
Washington PostOctober 1, 2011

Such federal aid to education came in 1965, the year of liberals living exuberantly, which produced Medicare and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The latter completed the long repudiation of the idea that some sectors of life are ...more »

Christie offers incentives for NJ towns to merge
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

In few places is the issue as pronounced as in New Jersey, a small but populous state with 566 municipalities, nearly 600 school districts and some of the highest property taxes in the country. By comparison, California would stretch from Maine to ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Asthma Home-Care Plans Shouldn't Affect Payments, Study Finds
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- A common measure of how well hospitals treat children and teens with asthma is statistically meaningless and shouldn't be used to determine federal quality payments under the health-care law, a study found. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Fewer 18- to 25-year-old people uninsured, may influence graduation date
Central Michigan LifeOctober 3, 2011

The recent health care law known as the Affordable Care Act significantly lowered the number of uninsured 18 to 25-year-olds. Under the Affordable Care Act, established in September 2010, children may remain or be ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Nursing assistants arrested for abusing patients
Cal Coast NewsOctober 8, 2011

Santa Barbara Police arrested two men who worked as nursing assistants at the Central Coast Nursing Center following allegations of elder abuse that include sexual battery. [KCLU] Brian Michael Watt of Ventura, and Hugo Batalla Rendon of Santa Barbara ...more »

Living Wills
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Illegal immigrants get boost in new California laws
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 11, 2011

UC Berkeley students celebrated the new law at an afternoon media conference Monday. "It relieves a lot of the financial stress," said Martha Hernandez, 19, a freshman who was valedictorian at her San Bernardino high school. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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FACT CHECK: Regulations not a huge jobs killer
Boston GlobeOctober 12, 2011

Part B is not for hospital payments, but for outpatient care, and it's technically impossible for that part of Medicare to go broke because it is financed by the federal government's general fund and by beneficiary premiums. ...more »

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