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  • Obamacare will share personal health info with federal, state agencies

    06/17/2013 7:17:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JUNE 17, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    A new rule issued late Friday requires state, federal and local agencies as well as health insurers to swap the protected personal health information of anybody seeking to join the new health care program that will be enforced by the Internal Revenue Service. Personal health information, or PHI, is highly protected under federal law, but the latest ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services allows agencies to trade the information to verify that Obamacare applicants are getting the minimum amount of health insurance coverage they need from the health "exchanges." The ruling, explained on pages 72-73 of the...
  • Another Trade Show Dumps Chicago Over Union Ripoffs

    11/13/2009 9:48:07 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 765+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 11/13/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Another trade show is leaving Chicago this time for Atlanta, Georgia. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting which has been held in Chicago's McCormick Convention Center for quite some time is leaving the city due to the high costs that unions force upon its exhibitors. In October we posted that the Plastics Industry Trade Association is also contemplating fleeing Chicago for southern hospitality for the same reason. The HIMSS reports that 2009 attendance in Chicago's McCormick Center was down by 5 percent compared to 2008. Attendance also dropped from 29,100 in 2008...