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Palestinian Authority president backs membership in International Criminal Court
Washington PostJanuary 1, 2015

In the past, ICC prosecutors have made clear that they will investigate all allegations of misdeeds in a dispute, not just those of one side. That means Palestinians could be called to answer for Hamas's rocket attacks on ... The decision to lay the ...more »

Legislative Republicans unveil Medicaid proposal; Gov. Bullock says inadequate
Montana StandardJanuary 1, 2015

... for an additional 15,000 to 18,000 people earning less than 100 percent of the federal poverty level, some Medicaid health-practice reforms that Thomas said would save the state money, and “tort reform,” which means limiting liability for medical ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Hiring Undocumented Workers May Cost Companies Their Healthcare Plans
The National Law ReviewJanuary 5, 2015

In the ensuing lawsuit, the Court interpreted federal and California contract law to conclude that the stop-loss carrier could not deny benefits based solely on the employee's undocumented status. However, the ruling turned on the fact that California ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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House Bill: Firms Could Skirt Health Law by Hiring Vets
ABC NewsJanuary 7, 2015

On the new Congress' first day, the House unanimously approved Republican legislation Tuesday making it easier for smaller companies to avoid providing health care coverage to their workers by hiring veterans. The measure was approved 412-0 and is the ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Thompson Falls man convicted of elder abuse
Albany Times UnionJanuary 26, 2015

15 of abusing or neglecting a victim and exploitation of an elderly person, the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/1xKYDUm) reported. Prosecutors alleged Strang ... Jasper said the purchase price helped pay for Poat's end-of-life care. "His one wish was to die ...more »

Living Wills
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From the Archives: Remembering Mario Cuomo's First 4000 Days in Office
New York MagazineJanuary 2, 2015

Near the end of the program, a call comes from a man named Gene, in Webster, New York, a place, he says, where “life is worth living.” ..... Cuomo's s t y le of economic development involves government in a wheel-spinning vicious circle: The state ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Head of federal agency overseeing Medicare and Medicaid steps down
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 16, 2015

Obama's first choice to head the powerful health agency, Dr. Donald Berwick, a widely respected pediatrician and leading advocate for patient safety, was blocked by GOP lawmakers opposed to the law. Because he was never confirmed, Berwick had to step ...more »

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