OpEds: GOP Ideas, HSAs, Calls For ‘Yes’ On Health Bill
Hoosiers and Health Savings Accounts The Wall Street Journal
It turns out that, when someone is spending his own money alone for routine expenses, he is far more likely to ask the questions he would ask if purchasing any other good or service: "Is there a generic version of that drug?" (Gov. Mitch Daniels, 3/1).
On Health Care, The Republicans Poll Advantage The Washington Post
[Cost] is an issue on which the public verdict will be crucial. Only if voters become convinced that their insurance costs will go down are they likely to support Obama's legislation (David Broder, 2/28).
Six Ideas For America! The New York Times
Senator [Lamar] Alexander, rebutting the accusation that Republicans bring no ideas to the table, said they actually have six ideas. Six! So stop saying they have no ideas (Michael Kinsley, 2/27).
Bipartisan Or Not, Time For A Health Bill The Baltimore Sun
After more than a year of Republicans in Congress saying "No" to President Barack Obama, are we seeing a crack in GOP solidarity against his plea for bipartisan cooperation? (Jules Witcover, 3/1).
Kentucky Can't Afford Delay In Health Reform The Lexington Herald-Leader
More than a quarter of a million Kentuckians have lost their health insurance since the last election when both presidential candidates promised reform. The Republican plan obviously falls short if a relatively small state such as [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell's Kentucky has almost a million uninsured (2/28).
Employer-Based Health Care Is A Thing Of The Past The (N.J.) Star-Ledger
Companies are reducing coverage or jacking up employee heath insurance contributions (or both), or, as President Obama noted in his White House summit last week, scrapping health plans altogether (John Farmer, 2/28).
A No-Win Situation National Review
The president is a liberal ideologue who isn't comfortable telling you as much, so all he can do is obfuscate (Kathryn Jean Lopez, 3/1).
CPR For The Public Option The Nation
[T]he public option is like the Terminator of progressive politics: every time the insurance industry and conservative Democrats think they've killed it, it just keeps coming (Christopher Hayes, 2/25).