Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 3/6/13:

The Payoff in Delaying Retirement

Senate leaders optimistic about avoiding shutdown

Spending on Basic Prescriptions Decreases

Study Points to Declining Life Span for Some U.S. Women

House votes to avert shutdown as Obama looks for big deal

Insurers ready to battle Medicare cuts

Smokers can skirt higher premiums

Video Games May Aid Children With Dyslexia

How Economics Can Help You Lose Weight

Star-studded Clinton Global Initiative event in St. Louis releases list of participants

Engaging Patients in Improving Ambulatory Care