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November 12, 2009
From: Public News Service Press Play (►) for Audio Report A new study of hospital records by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found that uninsured children were 60 percent more likely to die after being admitted to the nation's hospitals than were children with health care insurance. The
November 10, 2009
Adobe Systems, Inc. will be holding a series of free eSeminars on the use of the current version of Adobe Acrobat beginning on November 13 and extending into February 2010. During the eSeminars, Adobe Acrobat Experts Rick Borstein and Mark Middleton will provide live demonstrations of the top new
November 10, 2009
The Legal Services Corporation has awarded $3.5 million in technology grants to LSC-funded programs, including a grant to develop a national website for veterans, military personnel and families who seek help for their civil legal problems, LSC President Helaine M. Barnett announced on November 10.
November 8, 2009
On September 5, 2009, the Senate approved $400 million for the Fiscal Year 2010 budget of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), an increase of $10 million. Most of the funding -- $374.6 million -- would be distributed as grants to 137 independent, nonprofit legal aid programs that deliver civil
November 6, 2009
LSC Updates reports that the Legal Services Corporation will continue to operate at its Fiscal 2009 funding level of $390 million through Dec. 18, pursuant to the continuing appropriations resolution passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on Oct. 30. The resolution keeps most
November 6, 2009
The October 2009 edition of Senior Health News, a free bi-monthly newsletter from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project is now available on PALawHELP.org.
November 5, 2009
The National Employment Law Project reports that after weeks of delay, on November 4, 2009 the Senate voted 98-0 to extend jobless benefits by 14 weeks for every state and an additional 6 weeks, for a total of 20 weeks, in high-unemployment states where the jobless rate exceeds 8.5%. The strong bi
November 2, 2009
From: Public News Service Press Play (►) for Audio Report Times are tough all over the country, but a new report shows that Pennsylvanians are losing their employer-provided health insurance faster than people who live in many other states. The report comes from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy

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