The Takeaway: Surgery to Stop Strokes Doesn’t Work; Appeals Court Upholds Health Care Mandate

Doctors had high hopes for an operation designed to prevent strokes, but a $20 million federal study on the procedure was cut short when it became apparent that it didn’t work. And a conservative-leaning federal appeals court yesterday ruled Barack Obama’s health care law””including the individual mandate””is constitutional.

The Takeaway: DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Weigh Health Care Law; Federal Pensions Face Major Shortfall

U.S. Department of Justice asks Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the individual health insurance mandate, a key part of Barack Obama’s health care reform law … Retirement plans for veterans, members of Congress and other federal employees cost the U.S. government almost as much as the Social Security system.