KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Today’s Opinions And Editorials

Medicare And The Mayo Clinic The Wall Street Journal
[T]he real Mayo story is that sclerotic Medicare is preventing more Mayos, and ObamaCare is paving the way for all of health care to operate like Medicare (1/8).

Ensuring Children's Health Care The San Jose Mercury News
Californians need to ask themselves why, when other states and the federal government are making children's health a priority, the Golden State may be adding another half-million children … to the ranks of the uninsured next year (1/7).

Give These Donors A Bone The New York Times
It would make sense to encourage [bone marrow] donation by offering potential donors an incentive - a gift to a favorite charity, for example, or a scholarship. But federal law forbids doctors, nurses or dying patients to offer any incentives (John Wagner and Jeff Rowes, 1/7).

Jobs First, Then Let's Talk About Health-Care Reform The Seattle Times
Given the shrinkage of the economy since 2007, this is not the time to promise every American a new benefit. And that is what these bills want to do (1/7).

Democrats, Take a A Cue From Maryland The Baltimore Sun
A medical cost-control panel that exempts hospitals is like a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich that leaves out the peanut butter. And the bread (Jay Hancock, 1/8). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.