You might have a pretty good idea of what your credit score is. You definitely know how important the score can be. Your credit is checked in a range of situations where you have a lot to lose: applying for a loan or mortgage, applying for a job, renting an apartment, getting a cell phone contract, and the list goes on and on… That single number has a big impact on whether you are approved and how much you are going to pay.
The National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA), published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), are the official estimates of total national healthcare spending. The NHEA measures annual U.S. expenditures for healthcare goods and services, public health activities, program administration, the net cost of private insurance and research as well as other investments related to healthcare.
On Friday, I had the opportunity, along with my law partner, David Atkins, to talk about some of the pitfalls for in-house counsel of social media for WESFACCA. (My thanks to Lee Cushman, the Executive Director, for the invite.)
The Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press reports that the City of Chattanooga will be forced to spend hundred of millions of dollars to upgrade its nearly 130 year old sewer system pursuant to a consent decree entered into with the EPA and DOJ. What lead to the consent decree should be a warning to any municipality struggling with an aging water and sewer system.
When we last checked in on the Keystone XL Pipeline saga, TransCanada was facing stiff opposition to its proposed expansion of the existing Keystone Pipeline that runs from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to Cushing, Oklahoma. Not much has changed.
I coach many lawyers who are uncomfortable selling themselves. I can relate to their feelings because I was never comfortable selling myself. Then I learned there is a great difference between selling and helping clients. It was an aha moment for me.
Gov. Phil Bryant and other Mississippi Republican leaders oppose accepting the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act because the State can’t afford it. The expansion would provide healthcare coverage to an additional 250,000–400,000 Mississippians. That’s on top of the 600,000 Mississippians covered by the program now.
Recent reports suggest the telemedicine industry will grow rapidly and broadly in the next few years. Patient surveys seem to lend support to these suggestions as the surveys suggest that around the world people are ready and able to adopt more telemedicine solutions
Oftentimes, when business negotiations start stalling between my firm’s client (typically an American company) and their Chinese counter-party, our client asks us to step in. They sometimes think the problem is linguistic and they think that one of our Mandarin-speaking attorneys can solve that problem by talking directly with the Chinese company or with the Chinese company’s Chinese attorney.
William Eric Melendez was admitted to the practice of law in New York in 2009. Although he resides in Puerto Rico, he maintains an office for the practice of law in New York. On January 26, 2011, the Superior Court of Puerto Rico issued an order finding Mr. Meledez had failed to make child support payments for over 36 months and was $90,897.84 in arrears.