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Sunday Reflection: Don't blame Verrilli: Hard to defend the indefensible
Washington ExaminerApril 1, 2012

Bad enough that Jeffrey Toobin called the event "a train wreck," Mother Jones called it a "disaster," and constitutional law professor Ann Althouse, amid terrible reviews of Solicitor General Donald Verrilli's performance, wondered if Verrilli had ...more »

This week's votes in Congress
The Daily ProgressApril 1, 2012

Established by the Communications Act of 1934 as an independent agency, the FCC has jurisdiction in areas such as ensuring competition among telecommunications firms, making broadband available to all Americans, allocating airwaves spectrum, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Obama calls on court to uphold health care law
San Francisco ChronicleApril 3, 2012

Washington -- President Obama on Monday issued a rare, direct challenge to the Supreme Court to uphold his historic health care overhaul. He declared that overturning it would erode critical protections for millions of Americans and amount to judicial ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Thousands of Ohioans already using new coverage under health care law ...
Plain DealerApril 1, 2012

1.2 million: Medicare-covered Ohioans who in 2011 received free preventive services, such as annual physicals, mammograms and colonoscopies, under changes in the health care law. 2137: Ohioans who in 2011 obtained insurance through a new pre-existing ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Age-old problem needs new solutions
The HinduApril 7, 2012

Countries and health care systems will need to find innovative and sustainable ways to cope with the demographic shift. John Beard, director of the WHO Department of Ageing and Life Course, says that “with the rapid ageing of populations, ...more »

Living Wills
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Bin Laden's relatives get short prison sentence
NewsWest9.comApril 2, 2012

AP National News Video More>> Supreme Court takes up key health care law issue: Can the gov't force you to carry insurance? By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) - A Pakistani court on Monday convicted Osama bin Laden's three widows and two of ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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High court decision could change law's provisions already in effect
STLtoday.comApril 1, 2012

While any decision is likely to be close, the justices sounded as if they could strike down the law's "individual mandate," which requires nearly everyone to obtain coverage by 2014 or pay a fine, as well as the directive that states expand Medicaid...more »


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