Viewpoints: An Endorsement For Gingrich; Paula Deen And Diabetes
The Wall Street Journal: Gingrich Can Repeal ObamaCare
As the attorney general who filed the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, I care deeply about repealing and replacing the law. For this to happen, President Obama has to be replaced. There is no other candidate as well equipped as Newt Gingrich to take it to Barack Obama in a health care debate (Bill McCollum, 1/20).
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Paula Deen — The Stew Over A Butter Queen's Diabetes
But the piling on by Deen's critics ignores a critical point: No one was forced to watch her show. Or to eat the recipes she demonstrated. She's rich and famous because we bought what she's selling. It wasn't just unhealthy food. It was a lifestyle elevating feeling good for a moment above everything else (1/18).
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Aurora's Decision Requires Broad Community Input
Here's our bottom line for the future of Aurora Sinai Medical Center: Whatever happens, vital health care services in Milwaukee's central city need to remain intact. Does that mean Sinai must remain exactly as it is? No. In fact, Aurora Health Care must change the mix of services offered at Sinai or, eventually, there will be no Sinai (1/19).
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Sinai Is Not Going Away, But Changes Have To Occur
Aurora Sinai is not going away. We'll change it to better meet the community's needs and to respond responsibly to this difficult financial environment. We will continue to move more care to community and outpatient settings, as we have at other sites across eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. We will do this because it is the right approach — for everyone (Nick Turkal, 1/19).
HealthyCal: Patient Navigators Help Smooth Way For Patients, Providers
We are Patient Navigators, a health care position that has emerged recently and must be commonplace if we're to adapt to the changes that health reform will soon bring. ... They help patients – and providers – with a range of things: figuring out insurance eligibility and coverage options; ensuring medical records are correct and bills are paid; facilitating referrals to specialists outside the patient's medical home; and providing interpretation services for patients who may not speak sufficient English – or English-speakers confused with complex medical jargon (M. Stephanie Sario and Christine Solis, 1/19).