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  Palin opposes Medicare appointment

Mass. hospital outpatient care above average

Hospitals in Massachusetts are outperforming hospitals nationwide when it comes to the quality of outpatient care. Full story

Obama bypasses Senate for new Medicare chief

President Barack Obama bypassed the Senate Wednesday and appointed Dr. Donald Berwick, a Harvard professor and patient care specialist, to run Medicare and Medicaid. Full story

Limbaugh brings back ‘death panel’ claims

  Psycho talk: When talking about his opposition to President Barack Obama’s decision to bypass the Senate in appointing Donald Berwick as head of Medicare and Medicaid services, Rush Limbaugh said confirmation hearings would lead to the country knowing that “death panels are back.”

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Newsweek: 5 things to know about the new Medicare chief

U.S. health spending grew to $2.3 trillion in '08

Report: Health bill would reduce senior care

GOP weekly address picks on health strategy

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  Battle brewing over the deficit

Playbook: Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, talks about his testimony before Obama’s deficit commission where he fought to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from debilitating cuts.