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Experts Weigh In on Outside Groups' Pro-Gingrich Spots
New York Times (blog)January 1, 2012

Nevertheless, any ad featuring a candidate for federal office so close to an election would fall under what the election commission calls “electioneering communications.” But a quirk in the law means that the agency does not consider caucuses like ...more »

Vancouver teen stabbed in city's 15th homicide of 2011
Vancouver SunJanuary 1, 2012

Vancouver police investigate the city's 15th homicide of the year at an apartment block at 5037 Main St at 35th Ave in Vancouver, BC., on December 31, 2011. A nineteen year-old man is dead of stab wounds and a 48 year-old man is in custody following ...more »

Health Care Law News and Stories

Bad Faith Insurance
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Preventive care: It's free, or not
Appleton Post CrescentJanuary 2, 2012

Bill Dunphy, a 61-year-old small-business owner in Phoenix, thought his colonoscopy would be free under the nation's year-old health care law. But when the doctor removed two non-cancerous polyps, turning a preventive screening into a diagnostic ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Managed health care systems to gain ground in 2012
Monroe News StarJanuary 4, 2012

Electronic records will help managed care systems to better coordinate care, said Vantage Health Plan's general counsel, Robert Bozeman. Per the federal health care law and its estimated timelines, an electronic medical records system is supposed to be ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Massachusetts Elder Abuse Lawyer Discusses Federal Nursing Home Rights
Law Firm Newswire (press release)January 3, 2012

Get proper medical care; you have the following rights regarding your medical care: to be fully informed and to participate in the decisions that affect your care. The nursing home must notify your doctor and your legal representative or family when ...more »

Living Wills
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Views | Live and let die
LivemintJanuary 2, 2012

It is unlikely that the current British government will change the law based on the committee's recommendations. Prime Minister David Cameron has already said that he is opposed to any such move. In India, last year the Supreme Court legalised passive ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Insurer Profits Are Up In The Wake Of Health Care Law They Opposed
Huffington PostJanuary 6, 2012

Revenue from government business -- namely, Medicare and Medicaid -- has soared for these insurers since the reforms were signed into law, according to the Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, revenue from ordinary commercial business has grown only slightly, ...more »

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