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Harver Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group Tokyo: Where is the Health Care Poverty Gap?

The Affordable Care Act is already cutting health care costs, especially at hospitals that in the past provided charity care for uninsured, low-income patients. The reduction in charity care in states that have expanded their Medicaid programs with federal funds means the costs for this care are no longer being shifted to insured and self-paying patients, which makes health insurance more profitable for hospitals and insurers without increasing consumer costs. But this drop in costs is happening only in the states in about half of the nation that have expanded their Medicaid programs. The other states — mostly in the South and the Plains — have been involved in political struggles that have blocked expansion of health insurance for their poor residents. Expanding state-run Medicaid assistance programs has been called critical for the success of the new federal health care law.

Wall Street Journal Publishes Chair's Letter to the Editor (May 7, 2014)

Today the Wall Street Journal published a letter to the editor from Commission chair Judge Patti B. Saris regarding Mortimer Zuckerman’s op-ed “Harsh Sentencing, Overstuffed Prisons—It’s Time for Reform” (May 3, 2014): Sentencing Guidelines Are Being Intelligently Adjusted The amendment originated with the U.S. Sentencing Commission and is something we carefully considered over several years. Regarding Mortimer Zuckerman’s “Harsh Sentencing, Overstuffed Prisons—It’s Time for Reform” (op-ed, May 3): Mr. Zuckerman mentions a Justice Department sentencing panel proposing an amendment to federal guidelines. In fact, it was the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an independent, bipartisan agency that is part of the judicial branch, which voted unanimously on April 10 to amend the federal sentencing guidelines to modestly reduce sentences for the majority of federal drug offenders. We appreciated the support for this change from the Justice Department and others ranging from bipartisan members of Congress to the Federal Public and Community Defenders to Right on Crime, but the amendment originated with the commission and is something we carefully considered over several years. This amendment has been transmitted to Congress and unless Congress acts to disapprove, it will go into effect Nov. 1, 2014. The federal sentencing guidelines are advisory but carry substantial weight in determining federal sentences. The amendment reduces the guideline levels assigned to most drug-trafficking offenders based on the quantity of drugs involved in the offense. The commission determined that the guideline levels for drug quantity no longer needed to be so high. We estimate that our amendment will affect the sentences of almost 70% of federal drugtrafficking offenders and reduce their sentences by 11 months on average. These sentence reductions will correspond to a reduction in the federal prison population of approximately 6,500 inmates within five years and many more over time. The commission carefully weighed public safety concerns, and based on past experience, existing laws and guidelines and expert testimony it concluded that the amendment should not jeopardize public safety. Our amendment is modest in scope; only Congress can change statutory mandatory minimum penalties. But we believe it is an important start.

Dog Health Survey As the ranks of vegetarians in the ... - Pkdiet

As the ranks of vegetarians in the United States and around the world grow in number, many are applying the same ethical considerations and health benefits to their companion dogs who are omnivores just as we are. The ethical advantages are no different than for human vegetarians — a break with the slaughterhouse and with cruelty to animals raised for food. The health benefits would appear to be equally compelling, since the meat found in dog food generally consists of that deemed unfit for human consumption. Yet a cloud of controversy hangs over the issue of whether a dog can live healthfully on a vegetarian (meatless) or vegan (animal product-free) diet. Though discussed at length in the popular media, no one seems able to offer more than anecdotal evidence to support one view or the other. In an effort to settle the question and quell the nagging doubts of those who choose to provide their companion dogs with a vegetarian diet, a survey was initiated to gather and analyze data on the diet and health status of a large number of vegetarian dogs. Participants were solicited through PETA's newsletter, and data on 300 dogs over a period of one year were received. The survey included questions on the dogs' diets and health history, as well as general information, such as age, breed, and sex.

Delta Says No to Phone Calls During Flights Pre ... - Conlin Travel

January 2014 Delta Says No to Phone Calls During Flights The jury is still out on the Federal Communications Commission's decision to lift the ban on allowing passengers to make phone calls during flights. According to a poll conducted by CNET, 80 percent of the 2,051 individuals who responded say no to the question "Do you want in‐flight cell phone calls?" It seems as though Delta has paid attention to responses like this to the recent news of the possible lift of the ban. In an official memo to Delta employees, CEO Richard Anderson said "Delta will not allow cellular calls or internet‐based voice communications on‐board Delta or Delta Connection flights." Anderson also mentioned their customer research and direct feedback from frequent flyers tells them allowing voice calls during flights would ruin travelers' flight experiences. Delta is a company on the progressive front when it comes to bettering the flying experience for its passengers. This notion is backed up by the company's quick response to the FAA allowing electronic devices to be used during all phases of flights (from gate to gate). Delta was the first airline to file their plan with the FAA. Pre‐Check Application Process Launched by TSA and Customs and Border Protection agency announces Global Entry Program for International Travelers in the U.S. On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched a public‐facing "Pre‐Check" airport screening program enrollment process. Since the Tuesday announcement, travelers in the Indianapolis area are able to apply and complete background interviews at the application center at Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The TSA plans to open additional application centers in the New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles areas. The overall plan for the application centers is for the TSA to open 300 across the United States.

Uncontained Engine Failure, Delta Air Lines Flight 1288, McDonnell ...

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency dedicated to promoting aviation, railroad, highway, marine, pipeline, and hazardous materials safety. Established in 1967, the agency is mandated by Congress through the Independent Safety Board Act of 1974 to investigate transportation accidents, determine the probable causes of the accidents, issue safety recommendations, study transportation safety issues, and evaluate the safety effectiveness of government agencies involved in transportation. The Safety Board makes public its actions and decisions through accident reports, safety studies, special investigation reports, safety recommendations, and statistical reviews. Information about available publications may be obtained by contacting: National Transportation Safety Board Public Inquiries Section, RE-51 490 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20594 (202)382-6735 (800)877-6799 Safety Board publications may be purchased, by individual copy or by subscription, from: National Technical Information Service 5285 Port Royal Road Springfield, Virginia 22161 (703)487-4600 NTSB/AAR-98/01 PB98-910401...

obd ii drive cycle obd - OBD Clearinghouse

PURPOSE During the OBD--II drive cycle, the OBD--II system checks each emission control system by monitoring it for proper operation. It is necessary to run the OBD--II drive cycle: D After repairing an affected vehicle to eliminate a fuel--related or emission--related diagnostic trouble code (DTC). The OBD--II drive cycle will monitor the affected emission system and confirm that the repair was successful. D If the vehicle’s I/M test (“smog check”) results indicate that the OBD--II Readiness Monitors are “incomplete.” Readiness Codes for 1996--98 models are not set to “complete” until all required monitors have gone through one complete monitor cycle. OBD--II monitors could identify a failure. After that, Readiness Codes are set to “complete” after each individual monitor has been completed. Effective January 2, 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require that vehicles must have all OBD--II Readiness Codes “complete” at the time of an I/M test. This bulletin contains: S OBD--II drive cycle procedure for 1996-97 affected vehicles only (Refer to the appropriate service manual for 1998 and later model OBD--II drive cyle procedures.) S Warranty claim information for OBD--II drive cycle on all affected vehicles. NOTE: On 1996--97 V6 models, after all Readiness codes are complete, turning the ignition off will cause all the Readiness status readings to show incomplete (“INCMP”). This may require that an I/M test be performed before the ignition key is turned off.

Invitation, PDF (6,1MB) - Lebendige Stadt

Lebendige Stadt Foundation Saseler Damm 39 | 22395 Hamburg Phone +49 (0)40/60876172 Fax +49 (0)40/60876187 events@lebendige-stadt.de www.lebendige-stadt.de We thank our supporters and joint organizers as well as the sponsors! Chairman: Dr. Hanspeter Georgi Former Minister for Economic Affairs and Employment, Saarland Further members: Dr.-Ing. Daniel Arnold CEO Deutsche Reihenhaus AG Dr. Gregor Bonin Councilor, City of Düsseldorf Heinz Buschkowsky District Mayor, Berlin-Neukölln Dr. Karl-Heinz Daehre Former Minister for Federal Development and Traffic, Saxony-Anhalt Raimund Ellrott Branch Manager Hamburg, GMA Gesellschaft für Markt- und Absatzforschung mbH Dr. Alexander Erdland CEO Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG Arved Fuchs Polar explorer Dr. Roland Gerschermann Managing Director F.A.Z. GmbH Dr. Herlind Gundelach Former State Councilor of the Department of Science and Research of Hamburg Michael Hahn Member of the Management Board DB Regio AG Joachim Herrmann, MdL Bavarian Minister of State of the Interior Susanne Heydenreich Director, Theater der Altstadt, Stuttgart Dr. Eckart John von Freyend Honorary President ZIA Burkhard Jung Lord Mayor of Leipzig Folkert Kiepe Associate Director, German Association of Cities and Towns Maik Klokow Managing Director Mehr! Entertainment GmbH Matthias Kohlbecker Kohlbecker | Architects & Engineers Prof. Dr. Rainer P. Lademann Managing Director, Dr. Lademann & Partner Hermann-Josef Lamberti Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank AG Lutz Lienenkämper, MdL Deputy Leader of the CDU state parliamentary group North Rhine-Westphalia Dr. Eva Lohse Lord Mayor of Ludwigshafen Prof. Dr. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup Agency for urban development, Urban Stakeholder Consulting, Former State Secretary Johannes Mock-O’Hara Managing Director Stage Entertainment GmbH Ingrid Mössinger General Director, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz Klaus-Peter Müller Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Commerzbank AG Michael Müller Mayor and Senator for Urban Development and Environment, Berlin Helma Orosz Lord Mayor of Dresden Aygül Özkan Minister for Social Affairs, Women, Family, Health and Integration, Lower Saxony Reinhard Pass Lord Mayor of Essen Gisela Piltz, MdB Interior and Municipal Affairs Spokesperson, FDP Parliamentary Party Matthias Platzeck, MdL Prime Minister of Brandenburg Jürgen Roters Lord Mayor of Cologne Dr. Dieter Salomon Lord Mayor of Freiburg Dr. Thomas Schäfer Minister of Finance, Hessen Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäfers CEO IVG Immobilien AG Bärbel Schomberg CEO and shareholder, Schomberg & Co. Real Estate Consulting Dr. Albrecht Schröter Lord Mayor of Jena Edwin Schwarz Former Chief Economic Affairs and Planning Officer of Frankfurt/Main Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker CEO Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Ullrich Sierau Lord Mayor of the city of Dortmund Dr. Johannes Teyssen Chairman of the Management Boad E.ON AG Prof. Christiane Thalgott Former Civic Planning Officer of Munich Dr. Bernd Thiemann Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hypo Real Estate Markus Ulbig State Minister of the Interior, Saxony Prof. Jörn Walter Chief Planning Director of Hamburg Prof. Dr. Martin Wentz Managing Director Wentz & Co. GmbH Dr. Joachim Wieland Speaker of the Management Board, Aurelis Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG.

Association of Certified Fraud Specialists: What is the ACFS?

An educational, non-profit headquartered in Sacramento, Ca., the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists (ACFS), provides low-cost learning and networking opportunities to law enforcement, attorneys, and public and private sector investigators, auditors, and other risk management professionals. The 501 (c)(3) organization also administers the Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS) designation helping members who work in the anti-fraud profession achieve leadership status, attain higher levels of recognition, authenticate skills, and transform knowledge into a meaningful career.

resume - Career Center - University of California, Riverside

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. RESUME BASICS 2. RESUME WORKSHEET 3. SAMPLE RESUME 4-6. ACTION VERBS 7. SAMPLE: BIOLOGY RESUME 8. SAMPLE: BUSINESS RESUME 9. SAMPLE: ENGINEERING RESUME 10. SAMPLE: FIRST YEAR STUDENT RESUME 11. SAMPLE: HUMANITIES RESUME 12. SAMPLE: LIMITED EXPERIENCE RESUME 13. SAMPLE: UNDERGRADUATE RESUME (ECONOMICS) 951.827.3631 • HTTP://CAREERS.UCR.EDU Career Center R E S U MKNOW E EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO WHY HAVE A RESUME? A well-written resume is the beginning step in conducting a well-planned job search. The primary purpose of a resume is to market your skills, education and accomplishments related to your job objective in a way that you are invited for an interview…not a job! GET STARTED WITH RESUME BUILDER The Career Center has a one stop shop for you to create, store and share your resume from within SCOTLink. TO GET STARTED: LOGIN to SCOTLink at http://careers.ucr.edu and click Documents on the toolbar In the Resume Builder tab, click Create New Resume and complete each step, clicking Save and Continue to move to the next step: RESUME CHECKLIST IS YOUR RESUME… Error free (both spelling and grammar)? Devoid of personal pronouns (I, me, my, we…)? A good reflection of how your skills and experience relate to the job? Concise (1 page)? 1 - Edit contact information 2,3 - Select a template that best matches the position you are pursuing or your status as a student and then customize, add or move section categories 4 - Create content for each section that best represents your qualifications relevant to your objective. Use action verbs to describe responsibilities in your experience. 5 - Choose your style, save, don’t forget to Activate it and YOU’RE DONE! Your resume/s is available to view, print and apply to job postings in SCOTjobs. *Counselors in the Career Center are available to critique your resume during dropin or by appointment. Info at http://careers.ucr.edu.

Sample Alumni Resume - Yale Law School

ATTICUS FINCH Post Office Box 8994 Los Angeles, CA 90026 213-999-9999 atticus94@aya.yale.edu EDUCATION YALE LAW SCHOOL, J.D., 2000 • Yale Law Journal • Director, Disability Clinic • Coker Teaching Fellow, Contracts I, Professor Reva Siegel • Research Assistant, Professor Jerry Mashaw HARVARD UNIVERSITY, A.B., 1995 • summa cum laude, English and American Literature/Philosophy • Phi Beta Kappa • Supervisor, University Lutheran Homeless Shelter EXPERIENCE ACLU FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles, CA, 1997 - present Staff Attorney (2002 - present); George Slaff First Amendment Fellow (2001 - 02) Litigate civil rights and civil liberties cases in the areas of free speech, race and gender equity, voting rights, disability rights, police practices, poverty and welfare, immigrants' rights, employment, and open government. Successfully challenged restrictions on political protests. Coauthored brief to United States Supreme Court. Argued open meeting act case before California Supreme Court. COMMON CAUSE, Washington, DC, 2004 - present Chair, Board of Directors, and National Governing Board Supervise activities of Common Cause at state and national levels, including advocacy on campaign finance reform, open government, ethics, public accountability, and civil rights issues. Chair state board meetings. JUDGE STEPHEN REINHARDT, NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, Los Angeles, CA, 2000-2001 NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATIONAL FUND, Washington, DC, Summer 1999 Researched and wrote memoranda and briefs on educational equity, school desegregation, employment discrimination, and fair housing issues. GREATER BOSTON LEGAL SERVICES, Boston, MA, 1995-97 Represented people with mental and physical disabilities seeking Social Security benefits. Gathered evidence, wrote legal briefs, and represented clients at administrative hearings. BAR ADMISSIONS Admitted to state and federal courts in California and Massachusetts.

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