News bites: Americans largely opposed to Medicare cuts

Americans oppose cuts to Medicare and Medicaid by 80 percent to 18, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is leading the charge against menthol cigarettes, reports the Hartford Courant.

The administration's ballyhooed Accountable Care Organization regulations get taken down a notch at Kaiser Health News and the Heritage Foundation.

Liberals at The Nation and Media Matters for America aren't pleased about the Wall Street Journal's Pulitzer for anti-healthcare reform commentary.

A new Medicare agency report tracks the growth of its pay-for-reporting efforts.

American Medical News explains the CDC's new guidelines for avoiding catheter-related bloodstream infections.

Canada is experimenting with a new procedure that freezes cancerous tumors, reports the Vancouver Sun.