Today’s Editorials And OpinionsWhy Aren't We Talking About Prices? U.S. News & World Report
If our opaque and often secretive health-payment system were made transparent, the ground would be laid for consumers to find better premiums and prices for their families. One way to do this would be through open, fair, and guaranteed access, for any citizen, to competing insurers anywhere in the country (Bernadine Healy, 3/2).
Abuse Of Power The Wall Street Journal
What we are about to witness is an extraordinary abuse of traditional Senate rules to pass a bill merely because they think it's good for the rest of us, and because they fear their chance to build a European welfare state may never come again (3/3).
Bunning And The Tyranny Of The Petty Los Angeles Times
Far from preventing the "tyranny of the majority" that Alexis de Tocqueville decried, the rules are giving rise to petty tyrants (3/2).
Medicare's Not Fixed New York Post
Number me among the many thousands of doctors who'd have stopped accepting Medicare patients if these new cuts had stuck. Indeed, more and more of us have had to draw the line just thanks to the "normal" cuts (Marc Siegel, 3/3).
'Blue Dog' Democrats Need To Act Now The Washington Post
If the Blue Dogs stuck together, they could insist that health-care reform be made more responsible than the version recently endorsed by President Obama (3/3).
How Health Insurance Kills the American Dream The Atlantic
Two encounters with non-Hodgkins lymphoma a decade ago drove James Tartamella to bankruptcy--despite the full insurance coverage he had at the time (Christina Davidson, 3/1). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.