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Congress races to finish VA, highway bills
Worcester TelegramAugust 1, 2014

WASHINGTON — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the ...more »

Senators seek remedies for tax fraud victims
The HillAugust 1, 2014

Orrin Hatch (Utah), seek to give the agency even more weapons. “Tax refund fraud is a one-two punch for taxpaying individuals,” Hatch said in a statement. “Millions of taxpayers' identities are compromised, and all taxpayers have their tax dollars ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law
NPR (blog)August 7, 2014

The bill is aimed at cutting veterans' long wait times for health care. The president signed the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 one week after it gained congressional approval; the signing ceremony was held at Fort Belvoir, an ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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'87 law behind ruling to dismiss circumcision suit
ModernHealthcare.comAugust 10, 2014

Aside from limiting doctor's payouts on malpractice awards, the law requires that patients who file malpractice suits provide details about the "date, time, and place" of specific acts by medical professionals. The judge agreed with defense claims that ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate: The collision of baby boomer with seniorhood
Monterey County HeraldAugust 30, 2014

Area professionals and nonprofit organizations who provide services to seniors in the financial, elder care, legal, housing and health care fields, among others, are invited to join. Existing members of the local chapter will review the application and ...more »

Living Wills
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Colorado starts issuing driver's licenses to undocumented migrants
The GuardianAugust 1, 2014

Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants on Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. Now, thousands ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Medicare - How can it affect my personal injury settlement?
WRAL Tech WireAugust 6, 2014

Medicare recipients who have personal injury claims need to be aware that, by law, they will have to repay Medicare for any payments made as a result of the injury from any judgment or settlement they may receive. Medicare is entitled to be reimbursed ...more »

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