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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

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 »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Lansley's NHS bill is unnecessary, incomprehensible and possibly illegal ...
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)February 1, 2012

In response to a letter signed by 56 medics saying that his proposals are vital, 365 doctors wrote to our letters page saying that the Health and Social Care Bill 2011 "threatens to derail and fragment the NHS into a collection of competing private ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health care committee hears flu prevention bill
Oregon Capitol News (blog)February 3, 2012

In its first meeting of the 2012 Oregon legislative session, the Senate Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy Committee held informational hearings on a series of bills. Among the bills discussed during the Wednesday, Feb.more »

Elder Care Abuse
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We need gender studies to battle inequality across the board
The Guardian (blog)February 8, 2012

In a period where women are haemorrhaging from the workforce, and when state welfare, elder care and childcare provisions are under attack, the wider social purpose of schooling – and the importance of the feminist lens in public policy and ...more »

Living Wills
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Virginia's Mandated Ultrasound Law
National Catholic Reporter (blog)February 3, 2012

Wade decision, Daniel Callahan wrote in Commonweal: "I am willing - no, well prepared - to grant her that right [to an abortion] under law," Callahan wrote. "I only ask that the society that grants this right be prepared to look with unblinking eye at ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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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 »

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