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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 »

Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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States will get socked with new Medicaid tax under health law
Bellingham HeraldFebruary 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 »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health care law makes Medicare stronger, more affordable
Tampabay.comFebruary 1, 2012

Part of those values is the promise of Medicare that older Americans won't have to spend the last part of their lives worrying about going broke from a hospital bill. Today, I am visiting Tampa to talk about how the 2010 health care law, the Affordable ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Central Valley insurance agent sentenced for elder abuse, grand theft
Central Valley Business TimesFebruary 7, 2012

Mr. Steffensen entered a plea of no contest in Madera County Superior Court to financial elder abuse and grand theft. He had originally been charged with 38 counts. He was placed on three years' probation following his release and ordered to pay more ...more »

Living Wills
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Budget to act against super-rich tax cheats
Independent OnlineFebruary 6, 2012

In his medium-term budget speech in October last year he said: “Administrative reforms will continue to focus on ensuring that all those who earn an income through employment or other economic activity pay what is due to the fiscus.more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Lawyer: Obamacare fails
The Baylor LariatFebruary 8, 2012

The act also includes an individual mandate for every American that files a tax return to purchase health insurance, effective Jan. 1, 2014. “Here's what the promise was: we're going to provide health insurance for everyone.more »

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