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Author: Michael Bilirakis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: commerce, house, representatives, committee, hearing, provider, service, networks, medicare
Number of Pages: 115
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 0788185535
ISBN-13: 9780788185533

A hearing on the important issue of establishing provider-sponsored networks, called PSNs, in the Medicare program. Although all sides agree that PSNs should be able to participate as Medicare risk contractors, there is a fundamental disagreement on how they should be regulated, particularly in regard to solvency standards. Testimony from the following organizations: Amer. Acad. of Actuaries; Amer. Medical Assoc.; Health Insur. Assoc. of Amer.; Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Amer. Medical Group Assoc.; Amer. Hospital Assoc.; various insurers; Amer. Assoc. of Health Plans; & the Premier Inst.

Author: William O. Jenkins
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: adjudicating, system, matters, federal, law, current, changes, samoa, issues, associated, potential, american
Number of Pages: 117
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437907040
ISBN-13: 9781437907049

Amer. Samoa is the only populated U.S. insular area that does not have a fed. court. Congress has granted the local High Court fed. jurisdiction for certain fed. matters, such as specific areas of maritime law. This is a report on Amer. Samoażs system for addressing matters of fed. law and discusses: (1) the current system for adjudicating matters of fed. law in Amer. Samoa; (2) the reasons offered for or against changing the current system for adjudicating matters of fed. law in Amer. Samoa; (3) potential scenarios and issues associated with establishing a fed. court in Amer. Samoa or expand

Author: United States, Government Accountability Office, J
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: citizens, lebanon, american, evacuation, department, july, state
Number of Pages: 74
Published: 2007-01-01
ISBN-10: 1422325032
ISBN-13: 9781422325032

The evacuation of 15,000 Amer. citizens from Lebanon during July & Aug. 2006 was one of the largest overseas evacżs. of Amer. citizens in recent history. The Dept. of State has the lead responsibility for evacżg. Amer. citizens from overseas locations in times of crisis. However, the size & unforeseen nature of the Lebanon evacżn. required the assistance of the DoD. Specifically, State needed DoDżs ability to secure safe passage for Amer. citizens in a war zone, as well as DoDżs expertise & resources in providing sea & air transport. for large numbers of people. For this report, the autho

Author: Ginny Moore Kruse
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: books, people, color, listing, selected, literature, children, adults, multicultural
Number of Pages: 94
Published: 1993-05-01
ISBN-10: 1568063237
ISBN-13: 9781568063232

A selected bibliography of literature from 1980-1990 by and about African -Amer., Amer. Indians, Asian-Amer., and Hispanic Amer. Covers: history, people and places; poetry; folklore, mythology and traditional literature; seasons and celebrations; books for babies; concept books; issues in today's world; biographies; understanding oneself and others; picture books; fiction for new readers, young readers and teenagers. Appendices: lists authors and illustrators of color by ethnic origin; ethnic/cultural groups by country; and recommended resources.

Author: David Gootnick (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: key, status, industries, minimum, increases, wage, earnings, employment, commonwealth, samoa, northern, mariana, islands, american
Number of Pages: 142
Published: 2011
ISBN-10: 143798830X
ISBN-13: 9781437988307

In 2007, the U.S. enacted a law incrementally raising the minimum wages in Amer. Samoa and the Commonwealth of the N. Mariana Islands (CNMI) until they equal the U.S. minimum wage. Amer. Samoażs minimum wage increased by 50 ̆ three times, and the CNMIżs four times before legislation delayed the increases, providing for no increase in Amer. Samoa in 2010 or 2011 and none in the CNMI in 2011. Recent economic declines in both areas reflect the closure of one of two canneries in Amer. Samoa and the departure of the garment industry in the CNMI. This report describes, since the increases began:

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: nutrition, forestry, senate, agriculture, committee, conservation, hearing, resource
Number of Pages: 154
Published: 1998-05-01
ISBN-10: 0788149679
ISBN-13: 9780788149672

Presents testimony & statements from U.S. Senators; Deputy Sec., U.S. Dept. of Ag.; Natural Resources Conservation Service; & Under Sec., Natural Resources & Environ.; as well as rep's. from the Nat. Cattlemen's Assoc.; Amer. Farm Bureau Fdn.; Nat. Assoc. of Wheat Growers; Nat. Farmers Union; Nat. Assoc. of State Dept's. of Ag; Nat. Audubon Soc.; Amer. Sheep Industry Assoc., Assoc. of Metropolitan Water Agencies; & others. Additional materials & statements from: Ducks Unlimited; Amer. Waterworks Assoc., Nat. Grain & Feed Assoc.; Nat. Pork Producers Council; Nat. Wildlife Fdn.; Soil & Water Con

Author: Robert A. Johnson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: subgroups, united, states, ethnic, racial, substance, among, prevalence
Number of Pages: 204
Published: 1999-08-01
ISBN-10: 078818170X
ISBN-13: 9780788181702

Analyzes racial/ethnic patterns of substance use in the U.S. using a more detailed classification of race/ethnicity than has been possible in previous reports that used the Nat. Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). It combines data from 3 large nat. surveys, the Ô91, Ô92, and Ô93 NHSDAs, to estimate the prevalence of substance use, alcohol dependence, and need for illicit drug abuse treatment within 11 racial/ethnic subgroups: Native Amer., Asian/Pacific Islanders, non-Hispanic blacks, non-Hispanic whites, and 7 Hispanic subgroups: Caribbeans, Cubans, Mexicans, Central Amer., Puerto Rica
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