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>  The U.S. House of Representatives has based a bill which would ban discrimination by health insurers and employers based on genetic data. Article

> Two powerful U.S. Senators have introduced measures which would allow U.S. citizens under age 65 to enroll in Medicare or federal employee health plans. The bills could increase federal spending by about $600 billion per year. Article

> Health plan operator Coventry Health is spending $120 million to pick up some Mutual of Omaha's group health insurance businesses. Article

> HHS has created a new office focused on managing pandemics and bioterror attacks. Article

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