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Baby boomers – how the wealthy flout China's family planning
Scotland on SundayJanuary 1, 2012

... a violation of Chinese law, and how wealthy Chinese do as they please, with scant regard for the rules that constrain others. The most common reaction, though, has been simple disbelief. “Heavens. To have one family with eight kids ... in an era of ...more »

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 »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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2012 US Healthcare With ERISA Gold Teeth: Supreme Court Decisions Changed Your ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)January 3, 2012

In 2011, the Supreme Court has completely changed the healthcare legal landscape, correcting federal law, ERISA, from no remedies ("No Teeth") to "appropriate equitable relief" with "make-whole remedies" or surcharge ("Gold Teeth"). ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Why healthcare matters more to Iowa caucus-goers than candidates
Government Health ITJanuary 4, 2012

Indeed, issues of particular importance to Hawkeye State citizens include the fate of the Accountable Care Act, the cost of healthcare and, naturally, rural healthcare. “Outside of the Affordable Care Act, cost is the most important concern that Iowans ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Carroll Place hosts Empowering Seniors with Carolyn Dohn
Gulf Coast NewspapersJanuary 17, 2012

FAIRHOPE, Alabama — Carroll Place, a Mercy Medical assisted living community, will host the first of the Senior Roundtable winter seminars, Empowering Seniors with Relevant Information on Elder Abuse with special guest speaker, Carolyn Dohn, ...more »

Living Wills
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Boy, 15, becomes youngest in U.S. to escape murder charge on 'stand your ...
Daily MailJanuary 4, 2012

Under the 'stand your ground' law people living in Florida are allowed to use deadly force if they fear their life is in danger. The self-defence law was introduced in Florida by Governor Jeb Bush in 2005 and has mostly been used by homeowners ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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2011: The Year in Review
AAFP News NowJanuary 4, 2012

In addition, the AAFP and six constituent chapters collaborated with a North Carolina-based law firm to produce a set of ACO resources for family physicians. In October, HHS issued its final rule on Medicare ACOs, and the AAFP was pleased to see that ...more »


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