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Stealing your identity
bcrnews.comOctober 1, 2011

Mike Prusinski of LifeLock, an identity theft protection business, said identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. “You are 10 times more likely to have your identity stolen than your car,” he said. And of those thefts, one out of every ...more »

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 »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Vermont Edges Toward Single Payer Health Care
Kaiser Health NewsOctober 3, 2011

Employers with self-insured plans (usually large companies) would be able to keep their current health coverage. --Launches a health insurance exchange as required by the 2010 federal health care law. --Creates pilot projects to revamp the way health ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Employers face higher health care costs for next year
Baltimore SunOctober 2, 2011

Kaiser estimates that up to 2 percentage points of this year's increase can be attributed to popular new benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul that won't take full effect until 2014. That law requires many health plans ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Atlanta Accident Lawyers' Website Details Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Emailwire (press release)October 7, 2011

Because symptoms of nursing home abuse are not always physical, the Atlanta accident lawyers at the firm hope that family members who made the difficult decision of placing their loved one in a elder care facility are aware of the less obvious ...more »

Living Wills
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Locals brace for changes debit card fee will bring to banking industry
Kitsap SunOctober 2, 2011

Leah Olson, vice president of marketing for Kitsap Credit Union, said it's uncertain how the new law will affect the banking landscape. But she said that if push comes to shove, fees from a credit union wouldn't come about only to make a profit. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Probe: Drug abusers exploiting Medicare benefit
ForbesOctober 4, 2011

Medicare, however, may be hobbled in its ability to confront the situation. Program officials told investigators that federal law does not allow Medicare to limit the access of beneficiaries who appear to be abusing drugs. Many private insurance plans ...more »

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