News bites: Progress outside the Beltway, mythical food deserts and more

While Washington is stuck debating questionable deficit studies, the private sector is making strides improving the quality of care outside the Beltway, former Obama budget director Peter Orszag writes for Bloomberg.

New studies question obesity's ties to food deserts, reports The New York Times.

Community health centers are under pressure to improve care, Kaiser Health News reports.

Drug giant Pfizer is close to a deal to sell its infant-nutrition business to Nestle for $9 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports.