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Daily Rounds: Health Law Not Easily Undone; Cain's Oops On Libya; Songs For The Brain; Docs Who Make More, Test More

Health Care Is Inexorably Changing, Despite Legal Uncertainty - NYTimes.com "No matter what the Supreme Court decides about the constitutionality of the federal law adopted last year, health care in America has changed in ways that will not be easily undone. Provisions already put in place, like tougher oversight of health insurers, the expansion of coverage to one million young adults and more protections for workers with pre-existing conditions are already well cemented and popular. And a combination of the law and economic pressures has forced major institutions to wrestle with the relentless rise in health care costs." (nytimes.com)

Herman Cain Has Major 'Oops' Moment On Libya : It's All Politics : NPR "With the deliberateness of a skater testing the thickness of pond ice in early winter, he spoke slowly without any of the verve or certainty he would have had if the question had been about, say, his 9-9-9 plan. CAIN: "President Obama —- supported the uprising, correct? President Obama called for the removal of Gadhaffi. I just want to make sure we're talking about the same thing before I say 'Yes, I agree' or 'No, I didn't agree.' "I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reasons. Umm. No that's a different one." Oops. Maybe he was thinking about Ubekibekibekistanstan?" (npr.org)

BBC News - Singing in a choir 'brings both health and happiness' "People who join choirs often say they enjoy the social benefits as much as the opportunity to engage with music, but now it seems group singing could also have health implications. Experts claim it could ease the symptoms of conditions ranging from depression to lung disease and even Parkinson's disease." (The BBC)

Doctors Paid for Cardiac Tests Order More of Them - NYTimes.com "Doctors who earn money for cardiac stress testing are much more likely to prescribe the tests than those who do not, a new study has found." (nytimes.com)

This program aired on November 15, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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