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Oklahoma's top court rejects 'personhood' for embryos
USA TODAYMay 1, 2012

The proposed amendment expands the legal definition of humanity or "personhood" to include every human being, regardless of place of residence, race, gender, age, disability, health, level of function, condition of dependency, or method of reproduction ...more »

Vancouver family charged with fraud in lottery scam
The ProvinceMay 1, 2012

Linda Grange of the Vancouver Police Department's financial crimes unit. That was what happened in the case of an 89-year-old woman in Hillsborough, Calif., who believed she had won $7.5 million in the Australian Government Lottery and wired $70000 to ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Millions expected to receive health insurance rebates
San Antonio ExpressMay 2, 2012

Under the federal law, insurers must spend at least 80 percent of premium revenues on medical costs or quality improvements; the remainder can go toward administrative costs, sales commissions and profits. If companies set premiums too high, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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GOP: Healthcare law 'encourages' business to cut back benefits
The Hill (blog)May 1, 2012

By Sam Baker - 05/01/12 10:36 AM ET President Obama's healthcare law gives the country's biggest businesses a strong incentive to quit offering healthcare benefits, House Republicans said Tuesday. Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee said ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Elderly More Vulnerable to Financial Abuse
The Epoch TimesMay 3, 2012

When caregivers—frequently family members—take advantage of the elderly's trust, it becomes elder abuse, and it can cause victims to feel confusion, melancholy, and self-doubt. “I'm too smart for that, I wouldn't let that happen to me.more »

Living Wills
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Lawsuit states Voter ID law is ticket to disenfranchisement
Towanda Daily ReviewMay 2, 2012

Several of them experienced discrimination while living in the South prior to passage of the civil rights and voting rights laws in the 1960s, while others have run into various problems obtaining the proper ID. "These folks cannot get the kind of ID ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Affordable Care Act working even before it fully kicks in
Orlando SentinelMay 9, 2012

Health care was simply becoming too expensive and fragmented. Before the Affordable Care Act, one of the toughest challenges I had to deal with was watching my patients struggle with medical bills and worrying about their coverage. The health-care law...more »

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