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Valerie Harper: Cancer Can't Kill Happiness
Valerie Harper was in a great mood over the weekend, looking great and laughing it up as she talked to Savannah Guthrie about her terminal illness.Harper was on "Today" … discussing her brain cancer prognosis and the prospect that she may only…

How Obama plans to save Medicare
The White House often says President Obama has a plan for reforming entitlements, particularly Medicare.

Some Republican Health Staffers Flee From The Hill
Politico reports that some GOP health care staffers have left Capitol Hill to take lobbying jobs that offer more money, fewer hours and less frustration. In other Congressional news, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is pushing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to scale back proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage.

Insurers See Opportunities In Medicaid Expansion While States Mull Pros And Cons
Business analysts view the expansion as "several hundreds of billions of dollars" worth of opportunity for Medicaid health plans. Meanwhile, news organizations track the continuing debate in Kentucky, Florida, New Hampshire and Texas about whether to participate in the expansion.

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