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Harrisburg City Council Rejects Fiscal Plan to Rescue Pennsylvania Capital
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

The capital is barred from declaring bankruptcy before July, according to a Pennsylvania law that also calls for the city to lose state funds if it does. Councilman Kelvin Summerford, who supported the mayor's plan, said its defeat further clouds the ...more »

The sweet life of a CSO patron
Chicago TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

But their travel is enjoyed in the context of boosting a cultural institution they love. "It's a big joyous part of our own life," said Carol Hays, a longtime CSO governing board member traveling with her husband Andy. "We really love the music. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Obama administration steps up oversight of health insurers
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 1, 2011

Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate hikes, according to a new requirement of the healthcare law implemented Thursday to get insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums. The new rules will mandate that insurers ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Pro: Repealing health care legislation will create Jobs
Juneau EmpireSeptember 2, 2011

But when the measure was signed into law in late March 2010, the hiring freeze began. In the 15 months after the law passed, the economy added a mere 6500 jobs each month on average — less than one-tenth the pre-health-care act rate. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Doctor accused of sex assaults against female patients
Inland Valley Daily BulletinSeptember 1, 2011

... Attorney's Office charged Ramon Fawzi Fakhoury, 35, of Norco on Wednesday with three counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object, two counts of sexual battery by fraud, two counts of assault to commit a felony and one count of elder abuse. ...more »

Living Wills
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Rule of law Morocco style
ABC OnlineSeptember 1, 2011

MARK COLVIN: If post-Gaddafi Libya is to succeed, it can only do so with the rule of law. It will need a police force without corruption, and a transparent legal system to assure citizens that they really are living in a country that's thrown off ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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4 Canton Residents Face Medicare Fraud Charges
Patch.comSeptember 6, 2011

In this instance, the system worked as it should: Medicare detected suspicious behavior and got the information quickly to law enforcement for appropriate follow-up. Together with our law enforcement partners, we helped minimize the theft of taxpayer ...more »

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