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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2013

Health Differences May Explain Medicare Spending Variation

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News.

By Jordan Rau

The idea that uneven Medicare health care spending around the country is caused by wasteful practices and overtreatment — a concept that has influenced portions of the federal health law — took another hit in a study published Tuesday.

Categories: Economics, Government, Health

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 28, 2013

Court Stays Out of Indiana Planned Parenthood Funding Case

By Sean Powers and Jeff Bossert, with additional reporting from The Associated Press and NPR

In the first Planned Parenthood defunding case to reach the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices have refused to disturb a lower court decision that barred Indiana from stripping Medicaid payments to the organization.

Categories: Government, Health, Law

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