KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

A Selection Of Today’s Opinions And Editorials

Mitt Romney, Liberal Icon The New York Times
I need to apologize to Mitt Romney. ...  It's now becoming clear that he's the man we have to thank for our new national health care law. (Gail Collins, 3/31).

Historic Health Reform Can't Hide Congress's Black Eye The Washington Post
This is a country that is feeling the pinch. It has little or no tolerance for politics as usual. And it is skeptical of anyone claiming to offer good deeds. That's why Congress is in trouble (David S. Broder, 4/1).

New Health Care Law Isn't What This Doctor Ordered USA Today
More than 40 local and national medical societies representing over half a million doctors came out against the health reform legislation. I am one of those doctors who believe the new law is bad for doctors and, therefore, patients. Unfortunately, no one has listened to us (Marc Siegel, 4/1).

Don't Believe The Writedown Hype The Wall Street Journal
I understand that in these difficult economic times, the potential for any additional expense is not welcomed by American businesses. But in the long run, the health insurance reform law promises to cut health-care costs for U.S. businesses, not expand them. That's good for them. That's good for their employees. That's good for America (Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, 4/1).

You Can't Have It Both Ways The Los Angeles Times
GOP candidates in California oppose the new law, but their alternatives aren't reform (4/1).

U.S. Will Eventually Love Health Care Overhaul McClatchy
I will go out on a limb and make this prediction: At a Tea Party rally some 20 or 30 years down the road, an enraged citizen at a town hall meeting, probably in South Carolina, will shout the words: "Keep your government hands off my Obamacare!" (James Werrell, 4/1).

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