A Selection Of Editorials And OpinionsScrubbing In: Good Health Care Doesn't Come Cheap The Philadelphia Inquirer
A leaner medical system may not necessarily create a better one. Cost cuts have to be smart cuts, and should not harm patients the way rationing test strips does (Rachel Sobel, 6/22).
The Hard Part The New York Times
Eventually the hard part arrives. For Barack Obama, it may have started last week, courtesy of the abacus-wielding wonks at the Congressional Budget Office (Ross Douthat, 6/21).
Health Care Showdown The New York Times
Voters are ready for major change. The question now is whether we will nonetheless fail to get that change, because a handful of Democratic senators are still determined to party like it's 1993 (Paul Krugman, 6/22).
Tired Malpractice Debate Ignores Promising Solutions USA Today
Seldom can a president move an audience from applause to boos in a matter of seconds. But President Obama did it last week with three words: "fear of lawsuits" (Editorial, 6/22).
Why We Will Win Back Health Care This Time Politico
The fight is on. With the president definitively stepping into the ring and bills being introduced and the Congressional Budget Office weighing in, it's clear that the legislative fight of the century has moved from the preliminaries to the official rounds (Richard Kirsch).
Nation Needs To Leap Forward In Health IT The Tennessean
Health care is one of the most information-intensive and technologically advanced fields of human endeavor (Jonathan Perlin, 6/22).
Wyden's Third Way The Wall Street Journal
Is Mr. Wyden surprised by the opposition his proposal has generated from the left? (Collin Levy, 6/22).
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