Registry helps keep children safe

 :: Posted by admin on 05-26-2015

Registry helps keep children safe
Based on the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which required the creation of a national registry of substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect and enabled centralized state registries, the Vermont Legislature mandated DCF …
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Timed Out: UVM Food Service Workers Allege Poor Treatment By Management
… at a University of Vermont dining hall and the head chef told her she could go home. She clocked out 14 minutes early. The next week, she says, she was called into the manager's office and put on “investigatory leave” for alleged violations of her …
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The Doctor Will See You Now. First, Your Copay. The Erosion of Health Security
Most people who purchase an individual health policy, if only to satisfy the mandate imposed by the Affordable Care Act, choose a silver or bronze plan. Their actuarial values impose much more financial burden on enrollees … To be sure, insurers …
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Latest Small Business Health Plans + North Dakota News

 :: Posted by admin on 05-25-2015

'Dark Star: HR Giger's World' is a flaccid portrait of genius
This small patch of green in the otherwise pristinely urban city of Zurich belongs to painter, sculptor and visual-effects legend H.R. Giger, who lives peacefully with his wife, Carmen Maria, and his various assistants and friends. Inside, every …
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Hot market for health insurer M&A bodes well for Assurant Health; future of
Assurant Inc., New York City, announced April 28 that it has retained Barclays Capital to find a buyer for the health insurance business. If a buyer cannot be found, … The merger-and-acquisition market for health insurers is active these days, but …
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Health insurance scams plaguing consumers

 :: Posted by admin on 05-25-2015

Health insurance scams plaguing consumers
According to the Federal Trade Commission, health insurance scams have become more frequent since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. … Always make sure to check credentials with the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. Officials …
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Transcript of President Obama's Speech at Congregation Adas Israel
As George Washington wrote to the Jews of Newport, Rhode Island: The United States “gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance. … It means that we care about issues that affect all children, not just our own; that we're prepared to …
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Latest ObamaCare + Georgia News

 :: Posted by admin on 05-25-2015

Covered California Votes To Cap What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs
To ease the financial burden, the California agency that governs the state's Obamacare plans issued landmark rules Thursday that will put a lid on the amount anyone enrolled in one of those plans can be charged each month for high-end medicine.
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Editorial: Should North Carolina expand Medicaid?

 :: Posted by admin on 05-25-2015

Editorial: Should North Carolina expand Medicaid?
Meanwhile, North Carolina's governor asked President Obama last month why the president has not developed a plan to offer health care if the legal challenges to the law are upheld by the high court, WRAL in Raleigh reported. The states are waiting to …
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Graham, Bush, Christie Make Pitches to Southern GOP Conference
Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, all likely to join the growing list of Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination, spoke of their hopes for the nation to an audience of conservatives at …
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The Clean Sweep Election Finally Happened
I think we are seeing voter fatigue at a new level. It's not … On the other hand, Lang's state of South Carolina could join the Obamacare option which would have provided Medicaid to Lang and to tens of thousands of other South Carolina residents …
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Group plans to appeal Skinny Dipper Hot Springs decision

 :: Posted by admin on 05-25-2015

Group plans to appeal Skinny Dipper Hot Springs decision
"This is an iconic recreational area for Idaho and that's what we want to do. We want to be positive caretakers of this area," said … They say they have a plan to deal with the health and safety problems reported by the BLM. "We're going to educate …
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States Can't Be Sued Over Low Medicaid Rates, Supreme Court Rules
Exceptional Child Center, was brought by a group of Idaho providers of certain Medicaid services who sued Idaho state officials, arguing that their payments from the state were too low under the governing statute. Federal law requires states to set …
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Latest Small Business Health Plans + Wyoming News

 :: Posted by admin on 05-25-2015

Rock Springs, Saratoga ponder closure of nursing homes
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Utah company is closing a Rock Springs nursing home, and staff and residents at another nursing home the company operates in Saratoga are bracing for possible similar news. Deseret Health Group of Bountiful gave 60-day notice …
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Mich-cellaneous briefs
A proposed $ 558,000 fine against Grand Rapids Plastics in Wyoming for safety violations would be the largest issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration in more than a decade, MLive.com reported. Russell Scharenbroch Jr. was …
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Egypt official says Sinai extremists kill soldier in clashes

 :: Posted by admin on 05-25-2015

Egypt official says Sinai extremists kill soldier in clashes
The fighting on Monday near the town of Sheikh Zuweyid pitted troops against Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, militants who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group last year. The long-restive northern Sinai has seen a spike in attacks targeting security …
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Exclusive: States quietly consider ObamaCare exchange mergers
A number of states are quietly considering merging their healthcare exchanges under ObamaCare amid big questions about their cost and viability. Many of the 13 state-run ObamaCare exchanges are worried about how they'll survive once federal dollars …
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Heller backs backs bill designed to improve access to contraceptives

 :: Posted by admin on 05-25-2015

Heller backs backs bill designed to improve access to contraceptives
Dena Heller, R-Nv., has joined in legislation designed to improve access to “safe and effective contraceptives.” The legislation would also encourage manufacturers of routine-use contraceptives to file an application with the Food and Drug …
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Hawaii's health care collapse a bad omen for state Obamacare exchanges
Of the 16 states that have health insurance exchanges, at least three — Vermont, Minnesota and Colorado — are debating a permanent shutdown. Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico have already shut down or relaunched using new …
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Latest Group Health Plans + Arizona, News

 :: Posted by admin on 05-25-2015

Grassley To Justice Department: Crack Down On Medicare Advantage Overbilling
At the time, Karen Ignagni, chief executive officer of America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's trade group, noted: "Millions of seniors across the country have made their voices heard in Washington, and more than 340 members of Congress have …
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Integrative health clinic affiliated with Weil planned here
The first opened in Phoenix in 2012 in affiliation with several entities, including the UA's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, which was founded by author and holistic health advocate Dr. Andrew Weil. The UA Center has long … The Phoenix …
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