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  • Medicare fines over hospitals' readmitted patients

    09/30/2012 4:20:05 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 64 replies
    Google AP ^ | Sept 30, 2012 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there's more to it than good customer service. As of Monday, Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge due to complications. The penalties are part of a broader push under President Barack Obama's health care law to improve quality while also trying to save taxpayers money. About two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per...
  • Lake County considers 'trash-cams' at school cafeterias

    10/03/2012 3:09:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    WKMG ^ | 10/2/2012 | Kristin Giannas
    Lake County School Board officials are considering attaching cameras to school cafeteria trash cans to study what students are tossing after officials found that most of the vegetables on the school menu end up in the trash can. New federal laws require students to take a healthy produce at lunchtime, but last year in Lake County, students tossed $75,000 worth of produce in the garbage. "It's a big issue, and it's very hard to get our hands around it," said School Board member Todd Howard, who suggested "trash-cams." "They have to take (the vegetable), and then it ends up in...
  • (Rasmussen Poll) Michigan GOP Primary: Santorum 35%, Romney 32%

    02/14/2012 11:31:26 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 110 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/14/12 | staff
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, following his wins last week in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, has now jumped ahead of Mitt Romney in Michigan's Republican Primary race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan shows Santorum with 35% of the vote to Romney’s 32%. Well behind are Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 13% and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 11%. Only one percent (1%) prefers some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • For many, grueling green card wait is over

    06/20/2007 9:50:34 AM PDT · by Dubya · 21 replies · 1,144+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 20, 2007 | SUSAN CARROLL
    Getting a green card, a notoriously difficult and bureaucratic task, just got easier for thousands of immigrants. For the first time in years, the federal government is accepting green card applications on behalf of legal workers from India, mainland China, the Philippines and other countries that have had torturously long waits. Starting July 1, the vast majority of legal immigrants who have Department of Labor certification will be eligible for green cards with their employer's sponsorship. The news, announced in the State Department's July visa bulletin, clears the way for a wave of applications from high-tech and skilled workers living...
  • Prosecutors argue they should TALK to Limbaugh's doctors

    11/08/2005 6:47:36 PM PST · by rface · 50 replies · 1,675+ views
    AP ^ | Tue, Nov. 08, 2005 | AP
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Prosecutors argued in court Tuesday that they should be allowed to speak with Rush Limbaugh's doctors as part the investigation into whether the conservative talk show commentator illegally purchased painkillers. Meanwhile, Limbaugh's attorneys wanted the judge to hold prosecutors in contempt for allegedly giving information to the news media, the Palm Beach Post reported. Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black, argued that confidentiality between a doctor and patient is a privilege that even criminal investigators cannot penetrate. "They cannot force Mr. Limbaugh to supply their evidence for them," Black said. Assistant State Attorney James Martz said he...
  • Muslims rule major Swedish city

    09/21/2004 8:42:00 AM PDT · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 529 replies · 19,430+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | sept 9, 2004
    September 09, 2004 Muslims rule major Swedish city An exclusive series of translations from the Swedish press, made for Jihad Watch by Ali Dashti, who writes: Sweden is one of the worst hit countries in Europe of Muslim immigration and Political Correctness. Now, the police themselves have publicly admitted that they no longer control one of Sweden's major cities. I have made some exclusive translations from Swedish media. They show the future of Eurabia unless Europeans wake up. I’ve seen the future of Eurabia, and it’s called 'Sweden.' Malmř is Sweden’s third largest city, after Stockholm and Gothenburg. Once-peaceful Sweden,...