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May 31, 2000
Plaintiff's Court Pleadings in Claim Against HMO for Liver Transplant Coverage
Excerpt: "We do not want this type of mismanaged care ever to happen again. We have made the pleadings available through this Web site, free of charge, to anyone in a similar situation. Included are the complaint initiating the lawsuit, supporting affidavits, and a memorandum of law explaining why the HMO should be forced to pay, that we filed on behalf of Judy Packevicz." (Anderson Kill & Olick, LLP)
In Recruiting, Information Tech Companies Find That Where They Are Is As Important As What They Do
Excerpt: "Salary, benefits, hours, working conditions--they're all on the table when hiring or trying to retain talented IT workers. But one aspect of the equation that until now has been pushed into the background is beginning to play an increasingly critical role: location." (CMP Media)
Tough Bosses Don't Cut it in Today's Workplace
Excerpt: "Every few weeks, some Silicon Valley start-up tries to lure Mary Morse, a software engineer, away from [her current job] ... But Morse invariably says thanks, but no thanks. The reason she is staying put, she says, is simple: She likes her bosses. There is a lesson here for managers that they will ignore at their peril in the current job market." (SiliconValley.com)
New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance Continues to Grow, Providing Coverage for Small Employer Groups
Excerpt: "The New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance has doubled its membership in about 18 months and reduced expenses by $750,000 ... Under the legislative act that created the alliance, all the companies licensed to sell health insurance, about 450 of them, must contribute to the alliance according to the amount of business they have in the state." (Albuquerque Journal)
It's Time to Dump the Death Tax
Doctor Takes on Health Care Frustrations
Excerpt: "Quality Partners is [Dr. Ira] Mandel's for-profit endeavor to improve care and patient satisfaction. He's starting with HMOs and individual doctors, not hospitals, although he says the same concerns about errors and missed opportunities apply." (St. Petersburg Times)
Big Perks Piling Up for CEOs
Excerpt: "New- and old-economy companies alike are showering execs with lavish jewels such as multiple country club memberships, kids' tuition, multimillion-dollar home loans and lucrative financial and estate planning, a USA Today computer-assisted analysis of corporate proxy statements shows." (Arizona Republic)
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