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Huckster Propaganda: Voice of San Diego gets a taste of its own fact check
San Diego CityBEATFebruary 1, 2012

If in certain contexts it characterizes (and trumpets) advertising as a form of support, it should not turn around and deny that advertising is support. The claim is false. The question, however, is whether there are aggravating factors.more »

Letters: Put air travel hassles into perspective
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

He defends Mitt Romney by asking whether commentator Bob Beckel is suggesting the former Massachusetts governor should pay more taxes than required by law. Then Thomas rails about the percentage of people who pay no federal income tax.more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Employment Gains as Health Care Eclipses Factories as US Ages
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments in late March on President Barack Obama's health-care law, including the requirement that Americans either buy insurance or pay a penalty. Republicans competing for the White House have all said they'll get rid ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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HHS Offers Progress Report On Shrinking Medicare's Doughnut Hole
Kaiser Health NewsFebruary 3, 2012

In the first full year of the new healthcare law, 3.6 million people in the government Medicare program saved $2.1 billion on prescription drugs in 2011, the Obama administration announced Thursday (Levey, 2/2). Part of the law was intended to fill the ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Seniors' groups merge services
Windsor StarFebruary 4, 2012

The council has been a pioneer in the field - hosting six Senior Expos, helping to establish the Elder Abuse Committee, Falls Prevention Committee and Friendly to Seniors Committee. . Over the last several years, funding has become increasingly ...more »

Living Wills
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Court ruling the first loss in what will be a long legal season
The AustralianFebruary 2, 2012

No matter the intricacies of the law, it just seems unfair. And that was the initial consideration when Federal Court judge Steven Rares brought down his decision in Telstra's case against Optus on Wednesday. Not illegal because the judge's decision ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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New tax will cost Medicaid
STLtoday.comFebruary 2, 2012

WASHINGTON • Under the health care overhaul, the federal government will start taxing itself and the states beginning in 2014. The law calls for a new tax on health insurers' premium revenue — intended to help pay for expansion of coverage to 32 ...more »


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