News bites: Healthcare industry readies post-supercommittee lobbying

The healthcare industry is bracing for Round 2 of deficit reduction following the supercommittee's expected failure, Kaiser Health News reports.

In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry is pursuing a "highly technocratic and pragmatic attempt at Medicaid reform that doesn't much resemble the policy he's floated in his presidential run," reports The Washington Post.

New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have fallen to the lowest levels since the peak of the epidemic, according to a new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

Kaiser Health News has a helpful decision tree laying out the repercussions of the Supreme Court's possible rulings on the health law.

Pfizer is close to agreeing to pay more than $60 million to resolve U.S. government probes into whether the drug maker paid bribes to win business overseas, The Wall Street Journal reports.