Today’s Selection Of Opinions and Editorials
Obama's Health Future Wall Street Journal
If or when the Administration's speculative cost-cutting measures under universal health care fail to produce savings, government will start explicitly limiting patient access to treatments and services regarded as too expensive (6/26).
The Public Plan - Love It, Or Hate It? ABC News
ABCNews.com invited health policy professionals to submit their analysis of the direction U.S health care should take (R. Paul Duncan, Robert Goldberg, 6/25).
Not Enough Audacity New York Times
President Obama has elegantly explained the case for health care reform, but will he compromise too much to get a plan through Congress that it won't do the job? (Paul Krugman, 6/26).
Under The Influence Baltimore Sun
Big money spent on health care lobbying could block real reform (6/26).
What People Are Saying About 'Public' Option USA Today
A collection of views from George Will, Clarence Page, Karl Rove, Nate Silver, and the Chattanooga Times Free Press (6/26).
Health Care Faces the 'R' Word The Washington Post
Here is a handy-dandy way to determine whether the failure to order some exam or treatment constitutes rationing: If the patient were the president, would he get it? If he'd get it and you wouldn't, it's rationing (Michael Kinsley, 6/26).
Health Care: A Cost-Saving Myth Forbes
The government wants to cut health care costs through comparative effectiveness studies. But it won't work (Mitchell Blutt, 6/24).
The Dangers of Fannie Mae Health Care Wall Street Journal It would be all too easy for a public plan to gain a competitive advantage by taking on extra risk while keeping prices low because everyone would expect the federal government to take care of financial surprises down the road (John E. Calfee, 6/26).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.