News bites: Medical error rate worse than thought, study says

A new study finds about one in three individuals encounters a medical error during a hospital stay, a rate 10 times higher than previous estimates, Reuters writes.

The House Republican 2012 budget, following a daylong markup Wednesday, is headed for a vote on the floor next week, The Hill’s Erik Wasson reports.

The Virginia Legislature voted to ban private insurance plans from covering abortions if they participate in the state's health exchange under the healthcare reform law, the Washington Times writes.

A short-term government shutdown won’t hurt Medicare or Medicaid, NPR reports.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) approved a bill that allows the state to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates for the first time in three years, Charleston’s The Post and Courier reports.

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