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Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

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 »

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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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Mitch McConnell: Obama health care law is not financially viable
The State ColumnFebruary 1, 2012

Mr. McConnell's latest attack on the health care law comes as the US government spending for Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare programs will reportedly more than double over the next decade to $1.8 trillion, or 7.3 percent of the country's total ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Elder abuse suspect switches plea on sentencing day
Bakersfield NowFebruary 2, 2012

A man accused of elder abuse was set for sentencing Thursday but instead changed his plea to not guilty. Joseph McCoy and Darlene Green entered no-contest pleas to felony elder abuse last month in Kern County court. They are the grandson and daughter ...more »

Living Wills
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The Constitutional Court has lifted the interim suspension on the shared ... 2, 2012

The Spanish Constitutional Court has now lifted the interim suspension that had been applied to 'The shared Custody Law' within the Valencian Community. Some time ago we informed our readers about the Law issued by the Valencian Generalitat Number 5/11 ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Hospital pays penalty in federal law violation
Whidbey ExaminerFebruary 2, 2012

Whidbey General Hospital has paid $858571 in penalties to the US government for its violations of federal Stark laws. The federal laws regulate physicians and health care facilities to prohibit doctors from referring Medicare and Medicaid patients to a ...more »


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