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Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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House votes to repeal part of 2010 health care law
The Associated PressFebruary 2, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to repeal a financially troubled part of the 2010 health care law that was designed to provide affordable long-term care insurance. The House vote comes months after the Obama ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Elder abuse investigation leads to charges
Orangeville BannerFebruary 6, 2012

A Guelph man is facing several elder abuse related charges after allegedly stealing more than $15000 from his father. Police began investigating elder abuse allegations on Dec. 14, after receiving a tip that a Shelburne man's son was using power of ...more »

Living Wills
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Puddle of Mudd Singer Wes Scantlin ARRESTED -- Powder and Pills
TMZ.comFebruary 5, 2012

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make the link live for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Juan Vargas could cast the deciding vote for California's health care bill
OB RagFebruary 1, 2012

Senate Bill 810 passed committee, but fell two votes short in the Senate. A new vote is sought before tomorrow's deadline for passing all Senate bills and sending them on to the Assembly. The bill would not set up a government-run healthcare system.more »

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