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October 25, 2022
The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project hosted its first ever annual meeting, entitled Confronting the Healthcare Crisis Behind Bars, on October 20, 2022. The meeting was focused on the work of combating various healthcare crises - beyond the COVID-19 pandemic - behind bars in Pennsylvania jails
October 24, 2022
Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Debra Todd issued a letter to attorneys urging them to join her in recognizing this year's National Celebration of Pro Bono, held the week of October 23-29.
October 21, 2022
Pennsylvania Health Law Project the hosting a free webinar entitled Thawing of the Shift Care Freeze: What Families Can Expect on October 27, 2022 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern. During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) temporarily suspended
October 20, 2022
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance to consumer reporting companies about their obligation to screen for and eliminate obviously false “junk data” from consumers’ credit reports. Companies need to take steps to reliably detect and remove inconsistent or impossible
October 20, 2022
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is exploring a rule to crack down on junk fees proliferating throughout the economy. Junk fees are unnecessary, unavoidable, or surprise charges that inflate costs while adding little to no value. Consumers can get hit with junk fees at any stage
October 19, 2022
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) is hosting a free virtual training about Medicare in 2023 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During the training, attendees will learn about the following topics: Medicare coverage options and costs in 2023  Medicare updates
October 19, 2022
Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency now offers people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. The agency has implemented this policy change and the new option is now available. “The Social Security
October 19, 2022
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a new issue brief that examines how overdraft fees affect economically insecure older adults. An overdraft occurs when a consumer has insufficient funds in their account to cover a transaction, but the financial institution nevertheless pays it

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