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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Tobacco commission grants go to family connections

A Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission's powerful chairman, according to a review of grants by The Associated Press.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, US Politics

6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

AZ Supreme Court grants Brewer's petition on Medicaid expansion

Attorney Christina Sandefur, a senior attorney with the Goldwater Institute, is the lead attorney representing the 36 legislators who voted against the Medicaid expansion as a provision of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, during last July's special session called by Gov. Jan Brewer expressly for that purpose.

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Related Topix: Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Arizona, Arizona Government

10 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Krugman on the 'Medicare miracle'

Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times about good news on the health insurance and federal budget front.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Health, Health Insurance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

13 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

Feds May Reimburse Medicare 'End-of-Life Discussions' After Mocking Palin's 'Death Panels'

Years after former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was mocked for being concerned about "death panels," the federal government may reimburse Medicare doctors for end-of-life consultations that critics say would only encourage sick patients to reject costly treatments to prolong life.

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Related Topix: Law, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WHAS11

Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund - even if she's convicted.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Westchester County, NY, Yonkers, NY

SFGate

Analysis: Strife emerges in LSU privatization deal

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Velocity Development, Strife, Rogue Entertainment, Video Games, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge, LA, US Governors, Law, Health, Medicaid

ArkansasBusiness.com

Health Law Factors into Governor's, Senate Races in Arkansas

Democrats Mark Pryor and Mike Ross took different positions on the president's federal health overhaul plan when it came before Congress four years ago.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Mike Ross, Democrat, Ouachita Baptist University

Crooks and Liars

Another 'Red' State Admits They Were WRONG About Obamacare, Quietly Accepts Medicaid Expansion

Remember earlier this year, around the time news of the ACA roll-out's success were starting to trickle in, when Republicans finally started revealing their true fears about it? Rand Paul summed it up nicely: "People get assumed and accustomed to receiving things, particularly things that they get for free."

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Related Topix: Law, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, University of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Liberal Political News

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Townhall

Obamacare Fine Print: Beware the Medicaid and Medi-Cal Clawbacks and Liens

Obamacare greatly expanded Medicaid coverage, but there is a hidden gotcha that may come back and haunt your heirs for benefits you receive from age 55-64.

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Related Topix: Law, Health, Medicaid, California, California Government, Opinion

Crooks and Liars

The Meaning Of The Koch Brothers Tapes: "I Don't Know Where We'd Be Without You"

One of the classic strategies for politicians caught saying embarrassing things is to use the old "there's nothing to see here, keep moving" ploy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Law, Liberal Political News

Michigan Radio

Michigan small businesses get help navigating health care law changes

He says the intent of the new marketplace is to help small businesses and insurance agents deal with an increasingly complex health insurance landscape under the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Law, Michigan Government

TwinCities

Despite health care law's requirements, insurers still can discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul.

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Related Topix: Law, Health Insurance, Health

Crooks and Liars

Federal Cybersecurity Czar Found Guilty On Kiddie Porn Charges

Timothy DeFoggi was once the acting chief of cybersecurity for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, Liberal Political News

KLTV Tyler

Former hospital employee pleads guilty to criminal charges

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales said Friday that a former employee of an East Texas hospital has pleaded guilty to criminal HIPAA charges in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Texas, Health

Brandon Sun

Those with health coverage through Obama's law may face a challenge in getting tax-return form

If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.

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Related Topix: Tax, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014

KCRG

Lawsuit against Planned Parenthood may proceed

A federal appeals court says a former Planned Parenthood clinic director may go forward with a lawsuit against the organization, reinstating portions of the case dismissed in 2012 by a judge.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

SFGate

Utah's alternative to Medicaid expansion stalled

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Utah, Utah Government, Sundance Film Festival, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Gary Herbert

WMDT

Final arguments unfold at ex-governor's trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were in deeply in debt and couldn't refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.

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Related Topix: Law, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding

KYTX-TV News

Former employee of an East Texas hospital pleads guilty to criminal HIPAA charges

When all other Seminole students were headed to their first day of school on Monday, one little boy was sent home because his hair was too long.

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Related Topix: Prison, Texas, Law, Austin, TX

JD Supra

New Data Disposal Law in Delaware Requires Action by Impacted Businesses

While the federal government continues its inaction on data security bills pending in Congress, some U.S. states have been busy at work on this issue over the summer.

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Related Topix: Law

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