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Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

Construction starts on Irvine's Great Park development
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The development sits on the site of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Irvine approved the first phase of the construction last year. "With today's groundbreaking, we are moving forward with the first phase of Great Park Neighborhoods.more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Implementing health reform
PoliticoFebruary 1, 2012

Consumers dread choosing health insurance, as various surveys show, largely because they don't understand it. But the new health care law now calls for uniform health insurance summaries, available to all consumers starting in 2012.more »

Hipaa Compliance
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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 »

Elder Care Abuse
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Group works to prevent abuse of elderly
Benson News SunFebruary 1, 2012

CEAPP's members include the Sierra Vista Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, the Cochise County Attorney's Office and agencies that provide services to the elderly. The partnership also has staff support from the SEAGO Area ...more »

Living Wills
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The House Of Reps Took A Major Swipe At Obamacare Yesterday
Business InsiderFebruary 2, 2012

On Wednesday, the Republican-led House of Representatives took a major swipe at President Obama's health care law, as it voted to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Support program (known as the CLASS Act). CLASS is, by all accounts, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Study: Health Law's Tax On Insurers Will Take Bite Out Of Medicaid
Kaiser Health NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The law calls for a new tax on health insurers' premium revenue — intended to help pay for expansion of coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. But the tax will be paid by all insurers, including those that contract with states to provide coverage ...more »

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