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Liberia: Center for Legal Aid Support Services Ends Two Days Human Rights Dialogue Aimed At Enhancing School-Based Human Rights Clubs

The Center for Legal Aid Support Services (CLASS) has ended a two-day dialogue forum in Paynesville.

The dialogue forum was meant to cement the knowledge of school base human rights clubs to speak of human rights ills and violations in various schools and the society at large.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of CLASS Atty. George King said the training was triggered as a result of the too many human rights transgression by who-be nationals and such an act is in total violation of the Human Rights Code that Liberia is a signatory to and that it is furthermore among those laws within Liberia Constitution.

Atty. Kings furthered that if those students are knowledgeable about that violation of human rights something he said will remedy the situation.

“If we will want to put an extinction to human rights offenses, we must begin with various schools because there were such violations start”. Atty. George King added.

The Chief Executive Officer of CLASS maintained that, despite the judiciary system of our country finding it difficult in combating human rights cases, they as lawyers representing such sector will continue to knock on the doors of the international community to probe into any human rights cases and will ensure said perpetrator be borough to book.

Meanwhile, the Center for Legal Aid Support Services is a Liberian-based human rights advocacy group that is fully registered with the Liberian Justice System and has all the legal luminary to persuade any human rights lawsuits across the country.

At the same time, the Chief Executive Officer has admonished trainees of upholding the code of human rights and being an agent of change in society ensuring that schools are free of human rights breaches.

The training was held over the weekend under the theme: “Human Rights in

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Medicare Wants To Claw Back $4.7 Billion From Private Health Insurers

The US Medicare agency will seek about $4.7 billion over 10 years in clawback payments from private insurers that manage its programs under a long-awaited rule finalized Monday, a blow to the industry that sets up a possible court fight.

The rule, which governs audits of Medicare Advantage insurers by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is stricter than the industry had lobbied for. It finalized a 2018 proposal for auditing the private plans that administer programs for the agency, a move intended to recover excessive payments based on exaggerated claims of patient illness.

“Today we are taking some long overdue steps to move us in a direction of accountability,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said on a call with reporters.

Private Medicare health plans are a growing source of profit for insurers like Humana Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and CVS Health Corp. Managed-care companies fiercely opposed the 2018 proposal, and the final version contains few concessions to industry. If it survives court challenges, the policy could increase the amount Medicare insurers will eventually have to repay the government over what officials say isn’t backed up by patients’ medical records.

Humana fell as much as 3.5% in extended trading after US markets closed, while United Health declined as much as 2.3%. CVS lost up to 2% while Centene Corp. and Elevance Health Inc. fell less than 1%.

Insurers in Medicare Advantage get paid more for enrolling sick patients, and the audits are meant to check those payments against medical records to ensure that they’re accurate.

CMS will limit the impact of its reviews on insurers’ payments for the earliest years under audit — from 2011 to 2017 — officials said Monday. The agency plans to look at certain insurer contracts for signs of diagnostic errors, and

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