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Iconic for decades, time running out for Kodak
CNBC.comOctober 1, 2011

Concerns about the company's future boiled over on Friday, after it hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, sending its shares down 54 percent to 78 cents per share. Although Kodak said it has "no intention" of filing for bankruptcy, ...more »

Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt
Newsday (subscription)October 1, 2011

Letters Newsday > Opinion > Letters Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt Published: September 30, 2011 7:01 PM Regarding "Poverty on the rise on Long Island" [News, Sept. 22], another story that needs to be told was briefly touched on with the woman who ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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What an ACA ruling could mean to SCOTUS
PoliticoOctober 4, 2011

Could a ruling against the health care law actually help President Barack Obama by giving him something to run against? Or, conversely, would upholding the law put the court in the Tea Party's cross hairs? Would it be a waste of the court's time, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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'Political fix' to save health bill
PulseOctober 4, 2011

However, Lord Crisp told the Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo in London that he understood that the leaderships of the two coalition partners had 'done a deal' and that he expected the bill to become law. The Department of Health permanent ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Whatever Happened To...? California lax on laws to prevent elder abuse
The Desert SunOctober 3, 2011

Earlier this year Yamada introduced a bill that would have regulated home care agencies. Advocates say elder abuse is a concern in the Coachella Valley, where seniors account for roughly 20 percent of the population. About 200000 California seniors are ...more »

Living Wills
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Your Legal Corner: Living Wills
Gloucester County Times - NJ.comOctober 2, 2011

Under title 26:2H-54, competent adults, 18 and older, have the fundamental right to control decisions about their own health care. The “New Jersey Advanced Directives for Health Care Act” supports the right of an individual patient to make voluntary, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Commentary: Forget taxes, focus on Medicare to cut deficits
Palm Beach PostOctober 1, 2011

And if the health care law that Democrats enacted, which scaled back Medicare Advantage and cut payments to providers, didn't amount to fewer benefits in liberals' eyes, they ought to be able to accept these reductions, too. ...more »

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