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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...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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HHS Offers Progress Report On Shrinking Medicare's Doughnut Hole
Kaiser Health NewsFebruary 3, 2012

In the first full year of the new healthcare law, 3.6 million people in the government Medicare program saved $2.1 billion on prescription drugs in 2011, the Obama administration announced Thursday (Levey, 2/2). Part of the law was intended to fill the ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Take your time when choosing a care home
Barchester HealthcareFebruary 6, 2012

When deciding on a care home people should take their time to look around and get a true feel for the centre. This is the opinion of Gary Fitzgerald, chief executive of Action on Elder Abuse, who is encouraging Britons to do their research and trust ...more »

Living Wills
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Protecting Our Seniors Should Be Our First Priority
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Today the House of Representatives is voting on legislation to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program. This is counterproductive. Seniors need our help. Congress should not even be taking a vote on whether to repeal the ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Mitt Romney's Flip-Flop on the Social Safety Net
The AtlanticFebruary 3, 2012

That would mean federal spending on Medicaid would rise by about 3 percent annually, less than half the rate under current law. Romney says that would lower federal spending on Medicaid by $100 billion annually. Over time, the effect would drastically ...more »

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