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1994 August - September

White Paper on Consumer Due Process Protections in Health Care Reform

By The Coalition for Consumer Protection and Quality in Health Care Reform

As soon as advocates began analyzing health care reform proposals in 1992, the need to focus on due process procedures for the review of denials, reductions, and terminations became evident. This "White Paper" is the summary of an article on the due process rights essential in any national health care legislation.

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The Impact of Foreclosure Proceedings on Residential Tenants

By Raun J. Rasmussen

During foreclosure proceedings and after foreclosure sales in which they acquire ownership in the property, banks and other mortgagees attempt to escape responsibility for managing the residential properties to the detriment of the tenants. They often refuse to make repairs until after they have purchased the property and refuse to follow state summary proceedings and rent-regulation laws. This article describes the strategies that tenant advocates in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey have used to compel these banks to comply with state and local housing procedures.

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