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Health care reform bill offers many hidden changes

In addition to universal health care, the new reform law includes various provisions relevant to lawyers, including tax changes, an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act, new whistleblower provisions for hospital employees and other employment-related updates.

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Damages can’t be reduced by Medicare write-offs

A plaintiff’s personal injury damages cannot be reduced for medical bills that were “written off” under Medicare, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a jury verdict.

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