KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Today’s Selection Of Opinions And Editorials

Congress Needs To Think Big About Medicare Fix Politico
When it comes to moving our health system forward and creating stability for the future, we need to think big. And let's face it: The 800-pound gorilla is Medicare (Rockefeller, 7/30).

How The GOP Wants to Fix Health Care Politico
The Republican Study Committee has offered a solution that American patients can support. We only hope the president will drop the false choices and pick up some of our common-sense ideas (Price, 7/30).

Obama Unfairly Targets Insurance As Enemy Of Reform Roll Call
For one supposedly dedicated to bringing parties together for health care reform, President Barack Obama shows unremitting hostility toward one of them: the health insurance industry (Kondracke, 7/30).

Mr. President, What's The Rush? USA Today
Obama could learn a thing or two about health care reform from Massachusetts. One, time is not the enemy. Two, neither are the Republicans (Romney, 7/30).

Medicare Commission A Step Closer To Fair Funds The Spokesman-Review
An independent commission can strike a balance between cutting waste and reimbursing health care providers at a reasonable level, it would be a boon to the entire health care system. Congress should give it a chance (7/30).

Selling Health Care Reform To Voters The New York Times
Six opinions from experts: What does President Obama need to do to sell health care reform to the voters? Are there lessons to be learned from the Clinton-era efforts and failures at getting the public on board? (7/29). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.