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Rockefeller Supports Blind Trust for Members of Congress
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 1, 2012

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) says US Representatives and Senators may not use information they gain in their role as Members of Congress. “Elected officials have a duty to our constituents to be above board in ...more »

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 »

Health Care Law News and Stories

Bad Faith Insurance
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Future of health care: Comparison shopping
Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 5, 2012

"It made me passionate about finding a better way. Health care should not be dependent on people having a job or having a job that has great insurance." The new federal health law offers a possible solution for Welna and his workers.more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health care reform: Insurance exchange should include large employers
OregonLive.comFebruary 6, 2012

John Kitzhaber and the 2011 Legislature deserve credit for moving swiftly to implement the federal health reform law by creating the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the exchange will be a central marketplace for individuals and ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Victorville personal trainer defrauds elderly woman
San Bernardino SunFebruary 3, 2012

Jacqueline Johnson-Seright, 51, was booked into Central Detention Center in San Bernardino on suspicion of elder abuse, check fraud, burglary and grand theft. She is being held in lieu of $125000 bail, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said.more »

Living Wills
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Problems in implementing Food Bill will be sorted out: Cong
IBNLive.comFebruary 8, 2012

"Food Security Bill is a very important bill for the people living below the poverty line. This is Congress' commitment. We will definitely fulfil it. Whatever problems come in its way will be sorted out," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said.more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Health Management Announces 4th Quarter and Year-End 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 13, 2012

Adjusted EBITDA includes approximately $38.2 million of Medicare and Medicaid HCIT incentive payments, and excludes $24.6 million of write-offs of deferred debt issuance costs and $12.9 million of Tennova restructuring charges; -- Same hospital ...more »

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