KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Today’s Opinions: Keeping GOP Focused On Opposing Health Law; The Costs Of The Uninsured; Saving Money Through Health Overhaul

The Government Needs To Regain The Public's Trust Politico
The health care reform legislation was amended outside of normal channels. What President Barack Obama signed did not have the fingerprints of the American people or their representatives (Rep. Mary Bono Mack, 4/28).

Why Insuring Young Adults Until They Turn 26 Is Good For The Rest Of Us Newsweek
First off, it's good for the insurance companies, who will save on the unnecessary administrative costs of removing a young adult from the rolls and then re-enrolling them a few months later. And it's good for the rest of us, who probably would've wound up paying higher premiums to cover these new expenses (Andrew Romano, 4/27).

Republicans, Stay Focused On Overturning Health Care Fox News
As we crawl out of a deep recession, our priorities should be to put millions back to work, not to create a social revolution. We can't afford it (Liz Peek, 4/27).

Pay For People Without Health Insurance? We Already Do It The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel
Their medical bills, their health insurance premiums and their taxes are padded with the costs of caring for uninsured people who do not or cannot pay their own bills (4/27).

Three Truths About Health Care Reform And Poker Indiana (Penn.) Gazette
At the end of the day it doesn't matter if you are Republican or Democrat or believe government should be expanding or contracting. The real question is, will health care reform be a winning hand? (Steve Wolfe, 4/27).

Yes, We Can Save Money On Health Care Charleston (W. Va.) Daily Mail
But there is good news from Washington. The Internet may save us yet from the clutches of an all-powerful, yet know-nothing government (Don Surber, 4/28).

Senior Care A Major Economic Player Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Senior care is, when seen properly, a growth market for jobs. Washington should welcome this development, not attempt to squelch it (Paul Hogan, 4/27). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.