News bites: Ryan plan for Medicare still an issue

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) proposal to change Medicare remains an issue in some swing districts. The Washington Post has more.

U.S. Solicitor Gen. Donald Verrilli Jr. was having a "rough" year even before his performance defending the 2010 healthcare law, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Countries much poorer than the United States are working to extend health insurance coverage, viewing it as an "economic investment," according to the Los Angeles Times.

Towers Watson & Co., a New York-headquartered professional services company, is buying the operator of the country's largest private Medicare exchange, Reuters reports.

Budget cuts are hurting Washington state's ability to respond to a rare whooping cough epidemic, The New York Times reports.

Healthcare jobs are helping Pittsburgh recover from the recession, the Los Angeles Times reports.