News bites: T-minus ...

Thousands of the federal firefighters combating the "epic" Colorado blazes do not have health insurance, The Washington Post reports.

Medicare scare ads are targeting seniors with false claims, Bloomberg reports.

Federal health officials have started a pilot program for free HIV testing in local pharmacies, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The New York Times describes the rare form of leukemia that killed beloved writer and director Nora Ephron this week. RIP.