News bites: Ryan's huge Medicare bet

Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) Medicare plan, set to be released Tuesday morning, is a huge bet by the GOP, the Wall Street Journal writes.

The Hill reported Monday afternoon that 16 Democratic governors were planning to condemn Medicaid block grants in a letter. The letter went out Monday evening.

Hospitals and insurers are facing growing anti-trust scrutiny, the Washington Post and Kaiser Health News report.

The Senate will vote again Tuesday to repeal healthcare reform's unpopular 1099 reporting requirement, the Associated Press writes.

Federal payments for Medicare Advantage, which the healthcare reform law seeks to peel back, will increase 0.4 percent in 2012 instead of the proposed 1.6 percent, Reuters writes.