News bites: States making varied progress on insurance exchanges

Kaiser Health News and Stateline assess the progress states are making in setting up health insurance exchanges.

House appropriators approved an agriculture and FDA spending bill that cuts discretionary funding by $2.7 billion from last year's levels.

Lawmakers should fight efforts to overturn parts of the new childhood nutrition law, Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest writes at The Hill.

The Government Accountability Office recommends improved FDA tracking of products that are studied for use in children.