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1998 November - December

Nursing Home Enforcement

By Toby Edelman Download this article   |   Read more ➢

Progress in Guardian Certification

By Sally Balch Hurme Download this article   |   Read more ➢

End-of-Life Policy Progress Report—1998

By Charles P. Sabatino Download this article   |   Read more ➢

What's New in Buy-In Activity?

By Patricia Nemore Download this article   |   Read more ➢

Social Security: Fix It, Don't Break It

By Burton D. Fretz Download this article   |   Read more ➢

Choice, Quality, Appeal Rights, and Surrogate Decision Making

A Medicare+Choice Primer

By Alfred J. Chiplin Jr., Vicki Gottlich, Naomi Karp & Erica F. Wood

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 extended the Health Care Financing Administration's authority to contract with a greater variety of managed care and fee-for-service plans. The program has some faults but promises flexibility for Medicare recipients.

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The Section 502 Single-Family Housing Program

Does It Still Meet the Needs of Rural Borrowers?

By Susan A. Reif & Jennifer Ide

Since it was centralized in the wake of welfare reform, the Section 502 Single-Family Housing Program has not been fulfilling its intended purpose of providing financial assistance to farmers who cannot get credit elsewhere. While the program is still targeted at low-income rural borrowers, it is not specifically designed to meet their needs. Still, advocates can help Section 502 Program borrowers take advantage of the loan servicing to which they are entitled.

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The Supreme Court's Recent Sexual Harassment Decisions

Holding Employers Liable for Sexual Harassment by Supervisors

By Yolanda S. Wu

During 1998 the Supreme Court clarified the law on sexual harassment. Its recent rulings setting forth a new employer liability standard for sexual harassment by supervisors may be applied to protect welfare recipients.

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The Supreme Court's 1997–98 Term

The Texas Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account Case and Others Affecting Access to Justice

By Gill Deford, Matthew Diller, Deborah B. Goldberg, Brian Lawlor, Jane Perkins & Yolanda Vera

The Supreme Court decision in Phillips v. Washington Legal Foundation has serious implications for legal services funding in that it affects Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account funds, which have been a vital funding source for legal services and other public interest law programs nationwide. Other 1997–98 Court decisions with consequences for legal services dealt with administrative law practice, federal court removal, immunity defenses, standing, and ripeness.

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