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A selection of health policy stories from Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Indiana, Washington state, Colorado and North Carolina.
 
The New York Times examines the movement among large employers towards high-deductible plans that shift more health care costs to workers. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal looks at how the ACA may affect job-based plans next year.
 
A selection of opinions and editorials around the country.
 
These doctor-patient conversations had been labeled "death panels" by opponents of the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, in a bid to reduce backlogs, Medicare offers a deal to hospitals to pay 68 percent of short-term stay medical claims that were rejected by outside auditors.
 
Marketplace developments across the country, including in Minnesota, Maryland, Georgia and California.
 
The financial ground is changing for doctors in private practice and for patients seeking care.
 
The nomination of Michael Botticelli to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy symbolizes the shift toward dealing with drug use as a public health issue rather than as a criminal justice one, The Washington Post reports. Reuters looks at how opioid abuse fears keep cancer patients from getting pain relief.
 
Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam says state may soon send a proposal to Washington while Utah Gov. Gary Herbert told a radio show last week that he is "cautiously optimistic" that he can come to terms on expansion with the Obama administration.
 
The New York Times takes a critical look at small military hospitals where the limited number of patients may compromise doctors' ability to treat serious problems. Other stories look at a surge in surgery prices and at programs to standardize children's surgical care.
 
News outlets focused on varying aspects of the health law's costs to consumers.
 
Another ruling in Louisiana also puts on hold a restrictive law in that state -- one that would require abortion providers have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
 
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including an analysis of care at small military hospitals and a look at the $8 billion in health law taxes that come due Sept. 30.
 
Some say the government is taxing itself as states, federal government cover fees for Medicaid health plans.