Be sure to read this update from Jonathan Cohn at TNR. He explains how the White House has thrown down a fairly concrete marker on cost-cutting by privately supporting a proposal by Sen. Jay Rockefeller to put more teeth into the government's Medicare cost containment mechanism. As Cohn notes, hospitals and doctors and care providers are going to fight this provision tooth and emanel.
Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.