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Daily Round-up, 1/26

Medicaid enrollments are surging.

Pfizer will acquire Wyeth for $68 billion, and about 8,000 jobs are expected to be lost.

The recession is making people sicker, says one Boston hospital.

Health care costs for workers have soared, even though employers are footing more of the bill.  

Only one in ten laid-off workers chose to be covered by COBRA, mostly due to high costs.

Accidental infant deaths rates are on the rise.

Canada is experimenting with medical outsourcing.

--Suzy Khimm