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IG: Strengthen mechanism to beat domestic violence
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

INDORE: A workshop on Domestic Violence Act was organized here on Saturday. Inaugurating the event, inspector general (IG) of Indore range Anuradha Shankar emphasised the need to strengthen various mechanisms to overcome domestic violence, ...more »

Chief Justice Defends Peers on Health Law
New York TimesJanuary 1, 2012

In it, he made what amounted to a vigorous defense of Justices Clarence Thomas and Elena Kagan, who are facing calls to disqualify themselves from hearing the health care case, which will be argued over three days in late March. He did not, however, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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'Essential Benefits' and Health Reform
New York TimesJanuary 2, 2012

The health care reform law requires private health insurers that sell policies to individuals and small businesses to provide, starting in 2014, a set of “essential health benefits” in 10 categories, including hospitalization, ambulatory care, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health care faces a year of uncertainty
The TennesseanJanuary 1, 2012

The new health-care law's mandates are staggered year-by-year. The emphasis in 2012 will be on improving the delivery of health care by ushering in Accountable Care Organizations and reducing payments to hospitals with high rates of preventable ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Elder Suicide: A Public Health Challenge of the Elder Boom
Huffington Post (blog)January 3, 2012

There are other warning signs of suicide in addition to talking about suicide, including depression, substance abuse, history of suicide attempts, and more. For older adults, recent loss, severe physical illness, social disconnection or increased ...more »

Living Wills
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Lord Falconer: assisted suicide law fails to protect or punish 2, 2012

Political leaders have shied away from calling for the law to be relaxed, not least for fear of angering religious groups and disability campaigners who believes it amounts to the declaration by society that some lives are not worth living. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Health-care reform effects serious change
The News-PressJanuary 1, 2012

Whatever the outcome of a US Supreme Court review of the health reform law next year, 2011 ends with the legislation transforming the local health care industry. Financial incentives and penalties written into the law, and now coming into effect, ...more »


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