KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Today’s Selection Of Opinions And Editorials

HELP Is On The Way New York Times
Last week the budget office scored the proposed legislation from the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). And the news was good. Yes, we can reform health care (Krugman, 7/6).

The Painful Side Effects Of Obama's Healthcare Reform Los Angeles Times
There are warnings signs that the president and his allies are looking at government-run rationing of care for the oldest and sickest (Allen, 7/5).

Healthy Intentions Cape Cod Times
Without a doubt, it was heartening news when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently acknowledged the deplorable state of health care for many Indians in the U.S. and pledged to do more (7/5).

Health Care And How To Pay For It Sacramento Bee
As Congress begins to debate in earnest the details of health care reform, the members in Washington would do well to look toward California. The Golden State has the largest number of uninsured in the nation, and our taxpayers bear the burden of providing health care to the biggest population of people on Medicaid, known here as Medi-Cal. We've also been pioneers in developing new ways to manage health care and pay for it (7/6).

Avoid Rush On Insurance Cures Detroit Free Press
There's much to do, and the Legislature needs to wrap up reforms by year's end (7/6).

Waiting To See The Doc: We Truly Do Apologize Philadelphia Inquirer
We are forced to see more patients in less time. Patients expect, rightly so, the best care - but they also expect it to be on time. And that to me, more often than not, is an insurmountable challenge (Rachel K. Sobel, 7/6).

Health Care Infectious Losses New York Times
With a few small steps, we would no longer have the suffering and death associated with infections acquired in hospitals and we would save tens of billions of dollars every year (O'Neill, 7/6).

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