News bites: Ryan to tackle Medicare, Medicaid

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget will tackle Medicare and Medicaid but not Social Security, The Hill’s Erik Wasson reports.

A study finds that healthcare reform has reduced retiree health costs for the first time in 10 years, The Associated Press reports.

Virginia has a 60 percent chance of winning its challenge to the individual mandate before the Supreme Court, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) told Kaiser Health News.

There is trouble determining whether deaths can be linked to illnesses developed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The New York Times reports.

Politifact Ohio says House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) pants are on fire for calling healthcare reform’s long-term appropriations a “slush fund.”