KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Today’s Selection Of Opinions And Editorials

Pharmacists Need A Place At The Health Reform Table The Baltimore Sun
The federal government is now in the process of defining the details of health care reform, and from the pharmacy perspective, successful reform must include insurance reimbursement for pharmacist services beyond dispensing, including chronic disease management, medication therapy management programs and the administration of lifesaving immunizations (Eddington, 6/29).

Let's Not Forget About Health IT San Jose Mercury News
It's now up to Congress and the administration to show that meaningful reform isn't just about access to or affordability of care, but also creating a 21st century system that makes it easier, safer and more cost efficient to deliver (Donahue, 6/29).

Myths On Health Care USA Today
Scare tactics mustn't obscure the facts about fixing our broken system. Will change be free? No. But doing nothing would be even more costly (Findlay, 6/20).

We'll Need To Raise Taxes Soon The Wall Street Journal
Expect Congress to seriously consider a value-added tax. … It is no longer a matter of whether tax revenues must increase, but how (Altman, 6/20).

Vince Lombardi Politics The New York Times
Even as you watch the leading Democrats today in their moment of glory, you can still see wounds caused by the defeat of the Clinton health care initiative (Brooks, 6/20). 

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