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Millthorpe residents, staff speak out over lodge scandal
Blayney ChronicleSeptember 1, 2011

Supporters of the lodge say they are concerned about how the department has handled allegations raised at a Guardianship Tribunal hearing in early July. "It's just shocking, I couldn't believe it," Tracey Nest, an owner of a business located near the ...more »

NBA, players agree on urgency but little else after six-hour meeting
SI.comSeptember 1, 2011

Thanks to the surge of interest in the NFL, the NBA's labor dispute has flown under the radar. But training camps are scheduled to open in less than a month. Stern said he was not ready to set any deadlines, but by mid-September the league will have to ...more »

Health Care Law News and Stories

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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Cancer-Stricken 9/11 Firefighters Denied Health Care Coverage
Care2.com (blog)September 7, 2011

You read it right: 9/11 firefighters suffering from cancer will not receive health benefits under the Zadroga bill. Last January, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, putting in place a $4.3 billion ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Vets' Group Says Mother Jones Defamed It
Courthouse News ServiceSeptember 16, 2011

The Eneas say Kroll's article unfairly accused them of defrauding veterans by recommending "financially devastating" transactions, and of engaging in elder abuse, fraud and other shady practices. In fact, the Eneas say, "plaintiff Charles Enea's fees ...more »

Living Wills
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Officials stay mum on third suspect in Douglas murder: Documents show county ...
Seattle Post IntelligencerSeptember 4, 2011

Banks has said little about the case outside of what's been detailed in court papers. At a press conference held after Huden was arraigned, Banks declined to give a motive for the murder. "There's still an open question there," Banks said at the time. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Repeal our unfunded health law? No way, says GOP
ForbesSeptember 18, 2011

Because there's no dedicated tax to support the program, the other three-fourths comes from the government's general fund. That's the same leaky pot used for defense, law enforcement, education and other priorities. It's regularly refilled with ...more »

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