One In 10 U.S. Employers To Drop Health Coverage

Today’s Headlines – July 24, 2012

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news from the campaign season as well as reports from the international AIDS conference currently taking place in Washington, D.C.

The Wall Street Journal: Deloitte: One In 10 U.S. Employers To Drop Health Coverage
Around one in 10 employers in the U.S. plans to drop health coverage for workers in the next few years as the bulk of the federal health-care law begins, and more indicated they may do so over time, according to a study to be released Tuesday by consulting company Deloitte (Radnofsky, 7/24).

NPR: Budget Hawk Ryan Offers Romney Risk, Reward
Among those on Mitt Romney’s list of potential running mates, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has youth and experience, he’s a conservative from a swing state, and he has big ideas and the policy chops to back them up. But the chairman of the House Budget Committee would not be the safest of choices. … The budget plan he introduced in 2010, or the “road map,” as he called it, ignited a major debate within Congress. … Ryan’s budget was instantly controversial. It called for sweeping cuts to social programs, and, most troubling for seniors, would have changed Medicare from a guaranteed benefit to a voucher program (Seabrook, 7/24).