ALSO NOTED: Mental health parity progresses; Aetna offers physician pricing; and much more...

> The federal mental health parity bill continues to progress, with the pivotal House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee holding a hearing on the matter. Article

> Aetna is rolling a program under which patients will have physician-specific pricing information. Article

> A group of Connecticut medical, public health and law students have gotten together to lobby for a bill creating a single health insurer for the state. The insurer would make sure coverage available to all non-Medicare patients. Article

> Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) lay out their arguments for broader implementation of personal health records. The two are co-sponsoring a bill which would have HHS pay incentives to doctors who implement PHRs. Article

And Finally... How to battle the rise of the "superbug." (Hint: rewards are involved.) Article