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SCOTUS Once Again Enters the Fray over ObamaCare
The High Court on Monday (Nov. 26) decided that Liberty University, a conservative evangelical school in Lynchburg, VA, deserves a second hearing from a lower court regarding its petition challenging ObamaCare's mandate requiring all large employers to provide health insurance to their employees -- including access to birth control -- or pay a fine for failing to so.
11/26/12 2:37 PM read complete story
Court Upholds Denial of Medicare Coverage
A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court's decision and upheld a decision by the Department of Health & Human Services denying Medicare coverage for a piece of durable medical equipment used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee, a common disorder due to aging and wear and tear on the knee.
7/31/12 12:45 PM read complete story
Here's What the Court's ACA Decision Means to Seniors
While the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday (June 28) upholding the Affordable Care Act will affect virtually every American, the ruling is particularly important for seniors.
6/29/12 12:31 PM read complete story
Senators Seek Live TV Coverage of SCOTUS Ruling on ACA
The leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to permit live television coverage when it delivers its ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The upcoming ruling -- which could be rendered as early as Thursday (June 21) -- will be critically important to older Americans inasmuch as many of the ACA's provisions directly impact programs designed to benefit seniors.
6/19/12 11:52 AM read complete story
Hospice Company Agrees to Amend Policy on 'Reasonable Accommodation'
Vitas Health Care Corp. of Florida, a Miami-based hospice care provider, will pay $65,000 and amend its "reasonable accommodation" policy to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
6/12/12 11:43 AM read complete story
Calif. Teachers Pension Fund Sues Walmart
A lawsuit filed by the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) against top executives of Walmart Stores Inc. is the latest development stemming from the company's alleged bribery scheme in Mexico, which was detailed last month in an investigative report appearing in The New York Times.
5/8/12 1:57 PM read complete story
Strike Force Charges 107 Individuals for $452 Million in Medicare Fraud
This coordinated takedown involved the highest amount of false Medicare billings in a single takedown in strike force history.
5/3/12 10:59 AM read complete story
Detroit-Area Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud
A Detroit-area patient recruiter has pleaded guilty for his participation in a Medicare fraud scheme.
4/19/12 12:08 PM read complete story
Court Restores Social Security Benefits for Thousands; Victims May Recover $1 Billion
As many as 140,000 Americans nationwide will get their Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits restored as a result of an order issued by Judge Sidney Stein in a federal court in Manhattan on April 13. The benefits in question date back to October 2006 and may total as much as $1 billion.
4/17/12 5:08 PM read complete story
Miami-Area Resident Pleads Guilty to Participating in $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
Lazaro Acosta, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz in Miami to one count of currency structuring to avoid reporting requirements.
4/2/12 1:47 PM read complete story
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