KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Today’s Opinions And Editorials

Fence Sitters Matter In Health Debate Wall Street Journal
Who will determine the outcome of the great health debate? Many senators and House members, but also a small slice of the public that is undecided (Gerald F. Seib, 9/25).

Health Care Plan Presents Problems Deseret News
The greatest opportunity offered by real health-care reform is lower costs facing Americans. ... When it became apparent that health-care reform was going to raise the burden on American families, not lower it, I ceased participating in the Senate negotiations (Sen. Orrin Hatch, 9/25).

Immigration Issue Is A Red Herring USA Today
Enough about Joe Wilson. The South Carolina Republican congressman's recent outburst calling President Obama a liar for saying his health care plan denies coverage to undocumented workers has obscured the sad truth about Latinos and health care (Raul Reyes, 9/25).

A Fed For Health-Care Costs The Washington Post
The cornerstone of any viable health-care proposal has to be putting the brakes on the escalating cost of care (William R. Brody, 9/25).

Unsafe At Any Speed Wall Street Journal
Another day, another White House health-care deadline (9/25).

Let's Be Reasonable The Denver Post
A great deal has been said about the flaws in these proposals. Rather than add to the criticism, I'd like to prescribe some remedies that will make the patient -- U.S. health care -- healthier, not sicker (Richard R. Kelley, 9/25). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.