News bites: Health law's deficit woes

President Obama's healthcare law will add more more than $340 billion to the nation's deficits, according to a new study by a Republican member of the board that oversees Medicare financing, The Washington Post reports.

The FDA this month plans to unveil a more rigorous safety-monitoring program that could more quickly remove faulty devices from the market, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The health law's popular provision that allows children to stay on their parents' insurance up to age 26 might have hit a plateau, Kaiser Health News reports.

Ohio's decision to shut out three health plans that contract to manage 1.5 million of the state's Medicaid patients sent the shares of the companies plummeting, Bloomberg reports.

Hospitals across the country are investing in geriatric emergency departments — emergency rooms specifically designed for the elderly, The New York Times reports.

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