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Ian Blair: Assisted dying needs a change of heart
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

What is their position in relation to the law in this regard?" Healthcare professionals are caught between the nebulous state of the law and a presumed duty of confidentiality to the patient. This snapshot of evidence received by the commission on the ...more »

ZAB case to open floodgates of litigation: Kasuri
The News InternationalJanuary 1, 2012

He said that instant case falls within the purview of settled principle of Law ie “Closed and Past transaction.” Since the administration of justice heavily lean in favour of “Finality” hence a litigation, which is closed and past, cannot be reopened, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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US Supreme Court may put off ruling on health-care law
Palm Beach PostJanuary 2, 2012

The court had a variety of points on which to evaluate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Led by Florida, 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business challenged the law. The US solicitor general, essentially President ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health Care Reform you Can Expect in 2012
Fox BusinessJanuary 6, 2012

Under the law, those that demonstrate improved quality and outcomes in care, lower costs and patient priority will share the savings with the Medicare system. ACOs are expected to save Medicare $960 million over three years, according to HealthCare.gov ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Republicans won't support LePage's cut to elder care facilities
Lewiston Sun JournalJanuary 3, 2012

According to DHHS, the PNMIs provide personal care and housing to about 4290 elderly residents. The facilities also house drug rehabilitation patients and veterans. There are about 300 substance abuse and 608 mental illness facilities. ...more »

Living Wills
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Israel Parliament Approves Law On Top Court Judges
SalonJanuary 3, 2012

Co-produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver (who also happens to be Edwards' boyfriend and one of Salon's sexiest men) — and featuring cameos by Norah Jones, Francis and the Lights and Peter Wolf Crier's Brian Moen, among others — “Voyageur” falls ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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GOP front-runners see market solutions for healthcare
Government Health ITJanuary 4, 2012

Give seniors a choice between traditional Medicare or a voucher system to purchase coverage on an insurance exchange. Let small businesses and individuals not part of employer group form purchasing pools to obtain coverage at lower prices and with more ...more »

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