Ryan defends GOP's Medicare plan; Insurers take in record profits;

> Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pushes back on Newt Gingrich's critique of his Medicare reform proposal, reports the Washington Post. Article

> Health insurers post record profits as consumers try to cut back on care expenditures, according to the New York Times. Article

> Governors implement alternatives to federal healthcare reform, reports California Healthline. Article

And Finally... When a brownie and kids don't mix. Article