News bites: Medicaid changes raise concerns

Medicaid is rapidly becoming a managed-care program in states across the country, writes Kaiser Health News.

Arizona is drawing protests over its proposed Medicaid cuts, Reuters reports

Turning Medicaid into a block grant to states would harm poor seniors, says a new report from the National Senior Citizens Law Center.

The share of medical students who want to enter primary care has dropped sharply over the past two decades, according to a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Many Medicare patients aren't taking care of prevention tests that the healthcare reform law made free, reports Kaiser Health News.

The U.S. lacks robust data on the health of its children and the quality of their healthcare, says the Institute of Medicine. 

Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) is getting an earful from angry constituents over his support for the GOP's Medicare plan, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Federal regulators want to simplify warning labels on medications, writes The Wall Street Journal.

The Supreme Court raised free-speech concerns with state laws that ban drugmakers from using prescription drugs to market to doctors, Reuters reports.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says curbing childhood obesity will require improving children's environments as much as their eating habits.