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Politico: Medicare revamp revived

Still at the crux of the debate are efforts by the American Medical Association and AARP to raise Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors by supporting cuts to private Medicare Advantage plans.

Wall Street Journal: Employers Explore Health-Care Options

Other small and medium-size employers are also providing stipends to workers who buy their own coverage through similar defined contribution programs.

Associated Press: House approves economic recovery plan

The House, seizing a rare moment of bipartisanship to respond to the economy's slump, overwhelmingly passed a $146 billion aid package Tuesday that would speed rebates of $600-$1,200 to most taxpayers.

Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers Offer Plans For Homeowner Refinancing

Lawmakers, looking for ways to aid homeowners in need of refinancing, are considering raising the caps on how much money states can borrow to finance housing projects, and easing other restrictions.

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