News bites: Soda tax, legal changes and more

A new study says a tax on soda could save 26,000 lives over a decade, National Journal reports.

BNA's Health Law Reporter released its list of the most critical issues facing healthcare providers in 2012, with the health reform ranking as the industry's biggest concern.

Virginia Democrats are proposing their own state insurance exchange, The Washington Post reports.

A Texas court upheld the state's law requiring an ultrasound before an abortion, Reuters reports.

The Obama administration is seeking immunity from a lawsuit brought by victims of U.S.-funded medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s.