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Healthcare group threat to employees
Employees at Catholic Healthcare have been threatened with disciplinary action if they cannot prove they have the right to work in Australia. The letter also threatens to report workers to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship if they cannot …
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Cross-border healthcare directive and patients' rights
For the first time, the right of patients in Europe to seek healthcare in another Member State, and be reimbursed for it, is clearly established thanks to the EU Directive on Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare. EPF organised a three-day …
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Human Rights Institute hosts panel on the ethical challenges of healthcare as
The Human Rights Institute at UConn hosted Dr. Michael Knipper, M.D., Ph.D., for a lecture on Monday entitled: “Equity to Health: Old Questions, New Answers?” Knipper is on the faculty of medicine at Gniessen University in Germany; in his medical work, …
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – That clamor in the background? It’s probably the TV, and it might be taking a toll on your toddler’s development, researchers say.

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Despite claiming Obamacare was “not a tax,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the Internal Revenue Service would be the “easiest enforcer” of penalties against those who refuse to comply with the new health care law. “The way we usually think of taxation, Wolf, is that taxation as the IRS administers is collected on broad swaths and large categories of individuals,” Wasserman Schultz said. “This is a penalty that will be assessed on the tax return if you choose to roll the dice and make us all pay for your being irresponsible and increase all of our health care costs.” “We’re not going to tolerate that any more in America. You have to be responsible and you have to pay a penalty if you choose not to be,” she added. Last week the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare on the basis that it falls under Congress’ taxation power. However, critics have argued that the health care law actually mandates Americans to buy a service under threat of government coercion, a violation of the commerce clause. The Supreme Court upheld this argument but still gave the green light anyway. Under Obamacare, the IRS will be empowered to collect a whole raft of information about taxpayers and small business owners. “The IRS now gets to know about a small business’s entire payroll, the level of their insurance coverage — and it gets to know the income of not just the primary breadwinner in your house, but your entire family’s income, in order
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Andrew Lansley's bill is a threat to public health
The health and social care bill is making its stormy passage through the houses of parliament. It is big and complicated, and it has been much misunderstood and inadequately covered in the media. But this bill is a major threat to the health of the …
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Mid-Michigan hospital starts clinic for uninsured
Central Michigan Community Hospital President Bill Lawrence tells the Morning Sun that no one should suffer needless health emergencies due to a lack of insurance. There will be no dental or vision care, pregnancy testing or routine immunizations. …
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Patients face bill to have implants removed
BMI Healthcare, Nuffield Health and Spire have all agreed to offer free removal of the PIP implants after Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon and the Coalition Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said they expected private clinics to match the NHS stance. …
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European neuroscientists said on Tuesday that the withdrawal by some big drugmakers from research into illnesses like depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s could halt the discovery of new drugs.

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Panic over radiation leaks at Japan’s earthquake-damaged nuclear plant may be diverting attention from potentially worse threats to public health from a tsunami, like the cold and disrupted supplies of water.

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"Under H.R. 3200, a 'Health Insurance Exchange' would begin operation in 2013 and would offer private plans alongside a public option…H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens-whether legally or illegally present, …

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Open Congress : Blog Articles for H.R.3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

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Cornell University Law School Professor William Jacobsen brave launched today his week long "dart board" analysis of HR 3200, the ObamaCare bill on the House. Selecting random sections of the law to analyze each day this week on his …

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Steve may be right that the threat is real, but I think I’d still put my money on any shutdown over healthcare reform being shortlived. The problem for Republicans is that it would give President Obama a perfect soapbox for talking …

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What’s the greatest threat to health care reform? August 12, 2009: Msnbc’s Ed Schultz and panel debate whether ConservaDems or town halls are the bigger threat to health care reform.

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