News bites: Private plans want to take over dual eligibles' care

The insurance industry is lobbying the deficit-cutting supercommittee to place "dual eligibles" - people on Medicare and Medicaid - into private managed care plans, Bloomberg reports.

Arkansas' state insurance commissioner says it might be too late for the state to set up its own health insurance exchange, Arkansas News Bureau reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that prostate cancer testing champion Andrew von Eschenbach has ties to Newt Gingrich's think tank.

A new study concludes the FDA allowed unsafe levels of contaminants in seafood after the BP oil spill.

Elton John and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) join forces to decry funding cuts for AIDS treatment at Politico.