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Staff director of super-committee in Congress comes well trained
Crosscut (blog)September 1, 2011

Bob Packwood (R), who hired him in 1990 as tax counsel to Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee. Packwood, still regarded as one of Washington's most-knowledgeable sources on taxation, orchestrated a nearly unanimous tax-reform measure in 1986, ...more »

Fraud allegations a defeat for Chan
Edmonton JournalSeptember 1, 2011

As a columnist for the respected Hong Kong Economic Journal newspaper, he fused his knowledge of the Chinese classics, history and culture with theories on management, finance and business to nurture a steady readership. As head of Sino-Forest, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Dramatic expansion in health care rules pronounced dead
Capitol WeeklySeptember 1, 2011

Federal law stemming from 2010's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires 80 cents of every $1 charged by a health insurer to small businesses or individuals be spent on medical care. The remainder can pay for administrative costs. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Simitian Child Health Bill Sent to Gov.
Patch.comSeptember 5, 2011

Right now, federal law states that children under 400 percent of the federal poverty line are eligible for health coverage, but California has not yet officially taken note of the memo: only those under 300 percent are receiving it. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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LLRIBHS hosts culture camp at Bell's Point
La Ronge NorthernerSeptember 11, 2011

Many turned to alcohol and drugs as a way of coping with the pain and to forget the memories of the experiences of abuse, not being able to speak their language, no warmth or care, in many cases. Some found someone to offer some kindness and guidance, ...more »

Living Wills
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Liberal Democrats urged to defy plans to cut legal aid
The GuardianSeptember 4, 2011

On the bill's proposals to restrict no win, no fee agreements, Slaughter said it would make vast swaths of the law "unenforceable". He added: "Victims of wrongdoing by multinational companies, [cases] like Trafigura, phone hacking, pension mis-selling ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Controversial tax buried in health bill could affect Staten Islanders
SILive.comSeptember 9, 2011

Michael Grimm, says it's all too real: A tax on investment profits nestled in the voluminous "Obamacare" health care bill, now law. "This tax has absolutely nothing to do with improving health care, and instead punishes the people of Staten Island who ...more »

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