Today’s Opinions And EditorialsReconciliation Is Not Representative Politico
To reform health care, we must proceed carefully, deliberately and cooperatively; we must listen to all sides so that we can replace practices that result in waste and inefficiency with more affordable and effective solutions. Reconciliation is not the right path to achieve this goal (Judd Gregg, 2/4).
The President's Budget And Health Care Reform Kaiser Health News
President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress continue to insist that the push for health care reform is far from over. But the release of the president's budget for fiscal year 2011 marks another turning point in the debate (James Capretta, 2/4).
Ditching Health Reform Will Only Dig Us Into A Deeper Deficit The Washington Post
The combination of a growing population of the aged and the relentless inflation of medical costs, beyond the overall increase in prices, dooms the nation's future prospects (David Broder, 2/4).
Paying For Quality Health Care, But Not Getting It St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Americans are conditioned to think that they get what they pay for. Caviar costs more than Vienna sausages. A Rolls Royce costs more than a Hyundai Accent. That's not the way health care works (2/4).
What Happens If Nothing Happens To Health Care? The Wall Street Journal
Barring a political miracle, we're going to learn the cost of doing nothing-nothing significant to restrain health-care cost increases, nothing to prod the health-care system to produce more benefit for each dollar it takes, nothing to expand health-insurance coverage (Wessel, 2/4). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.