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Medical Marijuana, on the Taxpayers' Dime

Medical Marijuana, on the Taxpayers' Dime

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Here's what we're checking out today:

Medical Marijuana: Headline of the month award (Awesome? Cheesy? Both? You decide) goes to this Miami Herald story by Fred Tasker: .

Cancer Costs: Because of the nation's fast-growing elderly population, the cost of treating cancer in the United States to at least $158 billion by 2020, Julie Steenhuysen reports for Reuters.

Health Reform: Will the Tucson shooting soften the previously vitriolic debate on health reform repeal? , Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn and Carrie Budoff Brown report.

Medicaid: Wisconsin's state medical society is arguing that the rather than cut back on doctors' already-low Medicaid payments, Ken Terry reports for BNET. Is something similar happening in your state?

Environmental Health: New York Times blogger John Collins Rudolf as the EPA devotes more money to studying the impact of pollution, stress and poverty on health.

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