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Exxon Wins $749M for Nationalized Venezuela Assets
BloombergJanuary 1, 2012

Chavez, who has nationalized assets in the energy, metals, cement and telecommunications industries, faces about 20 arbitration cases at the ICSID, according to the Washington- based center's website. Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said in ...more »

Someone You MUST Know: Immigration Equality Advocate & Author Judy Rickard
10 Thousand CouplesJanuary 1, 2012

By Heidi Mann, Associate Editor Sun, Jan 01, 2012 More attention is needed for the matter of US immigration reform and extending rights to LGBT binational couples. When it comes to gay rights and the 1000+ practical/financial benefits of marriage in ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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New year to bring new rules on e-prescriptions, pill mills
USA TODAYJanuary 1, 2012

1, physician Carl E. Mitchell knows he will face a 1 percent cut in payments he gets for seeing Medicare patients, but the lost money isn't steep enough to convince him to start writing some prescriptions electronically to avoid the hit. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Florida insurance agents protest 'medical loss ratio' provision in health care law
Tampabay.comJanuary 7, 2012

By Tia Mitchell, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — Naples insurance agent Mark Fiacable says a part of the federal health care act destroyed his business and caused him to lose his home. Joan Galletta, who works at a Jacksonville insurance ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Nursing Home Abuse to Grow in the Future?
Hive Health Media (blog)January 4, 2012

Amber Paley is a writer who has devoted her life to educating the public about the problems of elder abuse in the United States. She spends much of her time writing about abuse in nursing homes. [1] Levinson, Daniel R. Memorandum Report: “Trends in ...more »

Living Wills
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in California law, social media
Jamaica GleanerJanuary 3, 2012

But most companies want to do the right thing, she said, and view the law as a tool to benefit business and burnish their brands. "There are so many really impressive companies in the fashion industry," Richman said. "And they don't want to be known ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Insurance News Net (press release)January 4, 2012

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. ...more »


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