President considers health benefit tax; TX doctors refusing Medicaid patients;

> President Obama is considering a controversial move--taxing health benefits--after dismissing the possibility in the past. Article

> Medicaid patients in Texas can't be too happy with their access to care. Increasingly, doctors there are closing their practices to new Medicaid patients, unhappy with reimbursement levels. Article

> A new study concludes that even insured patients may not be able to pay their healthcare bills, as they're being asked to carry big increases in out-of-pocket costs. Article

> HHS has set aside $25 million to help disadvantaged individuals access their Medicare benefits, plus $5 million for a national center supporting this initiative. Article

And Finally... It's hard to have compassion when you're being robbed, but this shopkeeper pulled it off. Article