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Lebanese Bank Case Tests US Privacy Law
Wall Street JournalAugust 1, 2012

Some lawyers not involved in the dispute said it is a test of bank-privacy laws. When bank records are sought in U.S. lawsuits, banks with branches or subsidiaries in the U.S. generally aren't required to search for the documents outside the U.S. Such ...more »

Stolen laptop contained Hartford Hospital, VNA HealtCare patient info
Meriden Record-JournalAugust 1, 2012

The hospital is offering two free years of identity theft protection. Patients who think they might have been affected can call Hartford Hospital at (877) 615-3785. An employee of a subsidiary of a hospital vendor had the unencrypted information on the ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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House Republicans Grill Douglas Shulman, IRS Commissioner, Over Health...
Huffington PostAugust 2, 2012

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Thursday grilled the head of the Internal Revenue Service on the agency's decision to apply the health care law's tax credits in states that decide not to carry out a key provision of the statute. Commissioner Douglas ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Liberal group unveils stage two for healthcare reform
The Hill (blog)August 2, 2012

Experts at the Center for American Progress (CAP) described the proposed efficiency-based market reforms as a natural continuation of the Affordable Care Act. "The promise of healthcare reform will only truly be kept when we are reducing healthcare...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Caregiver Olympics: People Caring for Elderly Parents Complete Gold-Medal ...
Sacramento BeeAugust 8, 2012

7, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation watches Team USA rack up the medals at the 2012 Olympics, members of the AgingCare.com forum, an interactive website for people caring for their elderly parents, have caught Olympic fever, and started the ...more »

Living Wills
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Holy Mama Cass: What Parallel Universe Is This?
Power Line (blog)August 4, 2012

Holy Mama Cass: What Parallel Universe Is This? If you look up “Living Constitution, advocates of,” one of the first entries you will find will be Cass Sunstein, perhaps the most famous (certainly one of the most published) left-leaning legal scholars ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Gov't report: Tax cheats getting paid by Medicaid
The Associated PressAugust 2, 2012

While the IRS can block Medicare payments to scofflaw providers using something called a "continuous levy," it is precluded by law from using the same strategy to go after Medicaid payments — even though the federal government pays about 60 percent of ...more »

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