News bites: New FDA mission, health reform jobs at risk and more

House legislation reauthorizing FDA user fees contains a provision, written by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), that would change the agency's mission statement to focus on job creation and economic growth, reports MedPage Today.

Repealing the healthcare reform law would put hundreds of federal jobs at risk, Politico reports.

Health insurance giant WellPoint is the latest target of an increasingly aggressive campaign to force disclosure of corporate political and lobbying expenditures, The Washington Post reports.

The debate over religious freedom is really about contraception, women's groups tell Kaiser Health News.

The Veterans Affairs Department is hiring an extra 1,600 mental health professionals, The New York Times reports.