Editorials And Opinions
A Selection of Editorials and Opinions
Health Care Reform, As The Insurers See It - New York Times
Health care reform is simply too important to be hijacked by ideology, divisive rhetoric and the settling of old scores (Michael Tuffin, Letter to the Editor, 6/8).
President's Health Care Plan? Hah! China's Scorn Is Deserved Sacramento Bee
The Chinese own so much of our debt that they have a keen interest in U.S. fiscal probity, and apparently a dim view of our ability to achieve it. The mandarins of a notionally communist government are now forced to harangue the world's emblematic capitalist country about its ever-spiraling public debt (Rich Lowry, 6/9).
How Not to Reform Health Care National Review
Massachusetts is widely touted as a model for health-care reform. It isn't (Michael Tanner, 6/9).
Medicare System Offers Model For Health Reform Arizona Daily Star
You will find more than 90 percent satisfied Medicare customers. Physician satisfaction with Medicare is also high. We don't have to rediscover the wheel; we have only to follow its tracks (Dr. Charles Katzenberg, 6/9).
What Access Really Means - Boston Globe
Public health officials have long recognized - and tried to eliminate - the sharp disparities in health among racial and ethnic minorities. But there is another group as well that ranks well below average on many measures of health: people with disabilities (6/9).
Health Care Reform -- the players and their starting positions - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The next few months are going to be riveting. Will we be watching a political wreck or a historic success? At this point I'd say the chances for a bill are only a tad better than 50-50 (Larry Seaquist, 6/8).
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