Docs contribute $1.4 trillion to the nation's economy; GAO offers alternatives to individual mandate‎;

> A judge has dismissed a lawsuit the California Medical Association brought against Blue Shield of California over its online physician rating system, reports the Los Angeles Times. Article

> The GAO offers nine alternatives to reform's insurance mandate, according to the Hill's Healthwatch blog. Post

> Office-based medical practices provided $1.4 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2009 and supported 4 million jobs, reports MedPage Today. Article

And Finally... Sodium, schmodium. Article