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DADT is Over But Military Still Excludes Same-Sex Partner Benefits
SheWiredFebruary 1, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is being urged to start expanding all benefits and recognition to the families, partners, and spouses of gay members of the military. Aubrey Sarvis of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network wrote an open letter to ...more »

BT criticised for internet claim
The Press AssociationFebruary 1, 2012

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the statement, in the context of the television advert it features in, gives the impression that BT provides the most reliable wireless online experience. However the internet service provider has not ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Support building among legislative leaders for delaying action on federal ...
The RepublicFebruary 2, 2012

Support is building among Republicans in the General Assembly for delaying until the fall any action on state requirements set by President Barack Obama's federal health care law. House Speaker Beth Harwell said Thursday that she believes it would be ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Ark. health officials cut home care program
NECNFebruary 5, 2012

"We expect these reductions to continue until 2014 as outlined in the Affordable Health Care Act," Purvis said, referring to the national health-care law President Barack Obama signed in November 2009. The Arkansas Department of Health's in-home ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Elder abuse hotline may have to disconnect
St. Thomas Times-JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The Senior Safety Line which was created three years ago, is running out of funding. It's based in the Toronto area but accessible from across the province through a 1-800 number. Bonnie Rowe, coordinator of the Elgin Elder Abuse Resource Committee, ...more »

Living Wills
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Proposed law could further limit where sex offenders live
Wyoming TribuneFebruary 6, 2012

Petersen said the bill would fix an oversight from a 2010 law that banned registered sex offenders from living within 1000 feet of public schools. Petersen said the same principles apply to child-care facilities, and they also should be subject to the ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Doctors uneasy on painkiller screening
Boston GlobeFebruary 6, 2012

A group of state hospital associations from across the country last month asked the Obama administration to take a closer look at a provision of the Affordable Care Act that will land Massachusetts hospitals an extra $275 million or more in yearly ...more »


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