From the News Desk

In health care reform news, the Supreme Court announced it granted petitions to review the constitutionality of the most controversial provision of the 2010 health reform legislation, the “individual mandate”. Elsewhere:

  • The White House issued another Executive Order, this time launching more pilot programs aimed at combating Medicare fraud.
  • The White House also announced a $1 billion dollar grant program to increase the health care workforce.
  • The FDA has been asked to issue more alerts about drug risks.
  • Will Medicaid rules cause more trouble for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act than the individual mandate?
  • Wal-Mart is continuing to try to enter into the world of retail health care.
  • The Medicaid revalidation deadline has been extended to 2015.