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|Same-Sex Spouses in Healthcare Settings: Proposed New Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a significant proposed rule on December 12. It requires various healthcare providers located in states that do not recognize same-sex ...
|Ed Snowden Broke The Law
First, let me get it out of the way that I support Ed Snowden, so you'll need to read a little further. Ed Snowden broke the law. Section 215 of the Patriot Act allows the FISA court to approve ...
|Close the 30-hour Loophole
Beginning in January 2014, employers with over 50 full-time employees will need to offer health insurance or pay a fine. But, this only applies to employees working 30 hours a week or more. A ...
|On White Sharks And Assault Weapons
A photograph from a recent and tragic shark attack caught my eye. Don't worry, it's not graphic.
|HIPAA HIPAA Hooray: Some New Rights
The Final Rule for HIPAA was issued yesterday. It was actually several final rules that were kind of rolled into one big final rule. These rules confirm some new rights that people receiving ...
|I Know Obama Leads in Ohio, But I Won't Tell My Friends
Here I am in Ohio, seemingly ground zero for the election. It's almost as if I need to add 15 minutes to every drive, to account for the time spent waiting for the motorcade to pass. President ...
|Regular Gay People, Regular Catalog, Regular Store
I thought this was pretty cool. As reported in several blogs, the latest JCPenney catalog contains a picture of a woman and her partner, wearing wedding rings, with their children and grandma. ...
News sources are reporting that a ceasefire has been reached between Israel and Hamas.
|Unemployment and Ben Bernanke
The somewhat gloomy testimony Ben Bernanke provided to the Senate Banking Committee caused the stock market to drop, and generally didn't inspire confidence. However,
|A Note About Advance Directives
As a lawyer who does a lot of work for hospitals, I am often contacted to discuss sad situations in which hospital patients can't make decisions for themselves, and there is confusion or uncertainty ...
|Judge to Citizens: "Arm Yourselves"
You may think this diary will be about guns, and it will be a little. But it's mostly about the economy and the last 30 years, and a news story that is starting to get some national press.
For my first diary, rather than something political I thought I would write about something that inspires me. Something that demonstrates that the "one person can make a difference" line that we ...
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