News Bites: Report highlights need to cut Massachusetts healthcare costs

Facing higher costs, more Massachusetts residents are opting for high-deductible plans, the Boston Globe writes.

Alabama state lawmakers rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to block the individual mandate, the Birmingham News reports.

The Obama administration wants insurers to provide wellness incentives, The Washington Post writes.

The AARP wants healthcare reform to stay, according to the group’s March AARP Bulletin.

Florida lawmakers are looking to place new limits on medical malpractice lawsuits involving Medicaid patients as a way to lure more doctors into the program, the Sunshine State News reports.