News bites: GOP's Medicare, Medicaid overhauls on tap

The GOP’s Medicare overhaul could shift costs to beneficiaries, Kaiser Health News writes.

The Obama administration makes its opening argument in its appeal of a federal judge’s decision that the entire healthcare reform law is unconstitutional, Bloomberg writes.

Employers are opting for smaller HMOs for the savings, but the plans offer fewer choices of providers, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Mitt Romney gave a speech on foreign policy over the weekend, but the first question he faced was about his healthcare reform in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe writes.

The Obama administration awarded 128 new waivers for a healthcare reform provision in March, bringing the total to 1,168, The Hill reports.