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Obama signs bill on banking sanctions against Iran
XinhuaJanuary 1, 2012

Obama singed the bill into law although he has "serious reservations" about provisions regarding counter-terrorism efforts, including clauses that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists. ...more »

Office Rules Death a Homicide, Investigation Continues
OzarksFirst.comJanuary 1, 2012

(Greene County, MO) -- The Greene County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Weston T. North, 17, of Republic, as a homicide. A passerby found his body Saturday morning near Republic, in a ditch on the side of a Farm Road 178 off of Highway ...more »

Health Care Law News and Stories

Bad Faith Insurance
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Christian health-care sharing grows in popularity
The Augusta ChronicleJanuary 3, 2012

The radio spots advertise the fact that Medi-Share members are exempt from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the new health-care law that requires most Americans who can afford it to purchase insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, or pay fees. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Chief Justice Roberts Defends Court's Impartiality as Health Law Case Looms
Fox NewsJanuary 1, 2012

The comment, included in Roberts' year-end report, comes after lawmakers demanded that two Justices recuse themselves from the high court's review of President Obama's health care law aimed at extending coverage to more than 30 million people. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Man-made Tragedies, Angelina Jolie, and Women
The AtlanticJanuary 16, 2012

By Steve Clemons During the crush that Angelina Jolie endured and seemed to enjoy for hours, elder woman after elder woman recounted in whispers stories of the trauma their families or relatives had experienced during either the Holocaust of World War ...more »

Living Wills
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Romney's health law cost jumps $150 million per year
Bizjournals.comJanuary 5, 2012

The Massachusetts health care law championed by Mitt Romney when he was governor will suddenly cost the state $150 million a year more, following a decision Thursday by the state Supreme Judicial Court . Legal immigrants residing in the state must be ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Military Update: Lawmakers waste billions fumbling on 'doc-rate fix'
Montgomery AdvertiserJanuary 2, 2012

His physicians were delighted to see the Obama health reform law require Medicare to cover co-payments for preventive services like prostate exams, colonoscopies, bone density screens and mammograms. "Giving our physicians the ability to turn a ...more »

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