News bites: Budget cuts, repeal votes, and more

President Obama's proposed budget cuts to teaching hospitals will curb training for primary care doctors and undermine a top priority of his healthcare reform law, Bloomberg reports.

Senate Finance Committee ranking member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) tells Modern Healthcare that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was "probably right" to decide to hold off on healthcare repeal votes for now.


Birth control is the new abortion, the Boston Globe editorializes.

Unpaid caregivers spent $202 billion to care for people with dementia in 2010 alone, NPR reports.


American consumers saved $1 trillion between 1999 and 2010 by buying generic drugs, the Government Accountability Office estimates.