In 2009, English conducted a study of how news publications were handling requests to change online archives as part of the Associated Press Managing Editors online credibility project (now named the Associated Press Media Editors). Her report, The Longtail of News: To Publish or Not to Publish, included the results of survey questions answered by 110 news editors in Canada and the United States, providing statistics on whether, when and how they might update archived stories, change them or even unpublish them. … [Read more...] about Erasing the News: Should some stories be forgotten?
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Implementation of the Affordable Care ActOn March 4th Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) proposed his “Health Iowa Plan” as an alternative to Medicaid expansion in his state. Under his plan, Medicaid coverage will be provided to residents at or below 100% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Everyone else above would be placed into the federal-state partnership exchange being developed in Iowa with tax subsidies. Democrats in the state say Gov. Branstad’s plan would cost millions of dollars more and cover half as many people as the standard Medicaid expansion. An article with comments from the governor is available here. On March 7th U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, said he expects that Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sebelius will reject Iowa’s plan. The latest details on Iowa’s proposed plan can be found here. … [Read more...] about Health Care Law Reform Update – March 11, 2013
A TPOPP goes beyond a durable power of attorney. “It’s an actual physician order that follows the patient, whether the person is in a hospital or nursing facility or living independently and succumbs to an accident or trauma that brings them into the emergency room,” Blake says. “And it guides the care that is provided to the patient along a path that the patient has identified.” … [Read more...] about Road to retirement: Ways to make retirement anything but resignation
Abnormal Use blogger Jim Dedman admires blogger and LA lawyer Ken White’s “fierce commitment to freedom of expression. He often highlights in his posts attempts by lawyers—or others—to silence online speech, and I would never want to find myself the target of his commentary.” But it’s more than just a blog, says New York Personal Injury Law Blog’s Eric Turkewitz, noting the signature “Batman-like Popehat signal to seek out pro bono assistance around the country for First Amendment defense.” … [Read more...] about 7th Annual Blawg 100
With regard to "indirect" compensation, DOL added a new requirement that the covered service provider identify not only the payer of the compensation, but also describe the arrangement between the payer and the covered service provider, affiliate, or subcontractor, as applicable, pursuant to which the indirect compensation is paid. This is intended to illustrate potential conflicts of interest resulting from the receipt of indirect compensation, permitting the responsible plan fiduciary to analyze why the payer, which is generally an unrelated third party, is making the payment in connection with the service contract or arrangement. DOL said it intends that the concept of compensation to be received "in connection with" a particular service contract or arrangement be construed broadly, to include compensation that a covered service provider reasonably expects to receive that is based in whole or in part on the service arrangement with the covered plan. As an example of what would be … [Read more...] about Final DOL 408(b)(2) Disclosure Regulation