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Finally, some good news on the uninsured
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

It's critical for our kids, our parents, our friends and neighbors and our health care jobs that they find solutions that protect the federal government's commitment to Medicaid. Proposals like block grants and spending caps would simply make more ...more »

Kodak denies bankruptcy plan but shares plummet
Economic TimesOctober 1, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co shares lost more than half their value on Friday as the company hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, triggering speculation that the photography pioneer could file for bankruptcy. Kodak, which delivered the first consumer ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Not so long ago, Republican lawmakers supported mandated health care
Evansville Courier & PressOctober 2, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — When Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked the US Supreme Court to review the new health care law's "individual mandate," Republican Sen. Richard Lugar heaped on the praise. On his Twitter account, Lugar offered ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Feds Draft Basic Benefits Package Under Health Care Law
Fox NewsOctober 7, 2011

That's bigger than the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare. The advisers recommended that the package be built on mid-tier health plans currently offered by small employers, expanded to include certain services such as mental health, and squeezed ...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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Herndon Law Firm will NOT represent you...
InjuryBoard.comOctober 3, 2011

The cost of a new helmet is minuscule compared to medical treatment for a brain trauma, concussions from a bike crash and the time lost from work and other activities of daily living. So, when a race official or volunteer suggests that a helmet is ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Georgia Republicans at fore of health care repeal effort
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 11, 2011

The law created a 15-member board that would submit recommendations to Congress beginning in 2015 on how to restrain Medicare spending growth. If Congress rejects the recommendations, it would have to come up with equivalent savings. ...more »

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