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Hong Kong is on alert and plans to test imports of poultry from the Chinese mainland

A patient from Shanghai has died of the bird flu bringing the death toll in China's outbreak to 11.  Forty-three  people have been infected, the World Health Organization said Friday. Of the five latest cases to be confirmed by a laboratory, three are from Zhejiang and two from Shanghai. Their ages range from 53 to 86.

Obamacare: Oregon's version likely will help low-income and middle-income Oregonians

Oregons health exchange will offer comparison information for plans and also financial help for everyone under 400 percent of the Federal Poverty level. The state also likely will expand Medicaid to 200,000 more low-income people. See where you fit.

Health officials say reforms will save money by focusing on prevention and basic care

Legislators in Oregon's state capitol are working on dozens of bills that will decide exactly what Oregon's health care system will look like in 2014 and beyond. What's for sure is that Oregon's answer to Obamacare will do much more than simply expand health insurance coverage. 

Official: Plan would include $400 billion in savings to Medicare over 10 years

 President Barack Obama's upcoming budget plan will include proposed changes to Social Security and Medicare plus some new tax increases in an effort for the president to reach a deal with Republicans. The plan quickly drew criticism from liberal groups Friday.

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