News bites: North Dakota exchange, mental health cuts, and more

North Dakota could vote this week to create a health insurance exchange, reports the Grand Forks Herald.

More than half the states have cut their mental health budgets since the recession started, Kaiser Health News reports.

The committee charged with studying rising healthcare costs in Massachusetts wants to create an oversight panel to identify acceptable and unacceptable reasons for price variations among doctors and hospitals, the Boston Globe reports.

British American Tobacco said it will sue to repeal an Australian law that bans logos on cigarette packaging, Bloomberg reports.