Today’s OpEds: Rove, Coelho And Others On Health Reform And November
How Dems Can Win With Health Care Politico
This battle branded the Republicans as the party of no alternatives. It branded them as opponents of allowing adult children to remain on their parents' health care plan and as slavish supporters of unpopular insurance company practices such as lifetime caps and denying care to people when they are sick. ... All this is likely to play out against an improving economy as we move closer to November and further away from the election of Scott Brown - the day the Republicans peaked too soon (Tony Coelho, 3/25).
What Republicans Should Do Now The Wall Street Journal
Republican candidates must focus on ObamaCare's weaknesses. It will cost $2.6 trillion in its first decade of operation and is built on Madoff-style financing. For example, it double counts Social Security payroll taxes, long-term care premiums, and Medicare savings in order to make it appear more fiscally responsible (Karl Rove, 3/25).
Want to Know How Health Care Will Play in November? Wait Until October Politics Daily
The truth is that we do not yet know what issues Americans will be obsessed with as they go to the polls (or forget to vote) in November. It is conceivable that the health care bill will only become a voting issue when the individual mandates and the major expansion of coverage kick in after the 2012 elections (Walter Shapiro, 3/24).
Joy And Bitterness Over ObamaCare Fox News
As the nation watched the president sign health care reform into law Tuesday, a new CNN poll says that the majority of Americans now disapprove of Mr. Obama's job performance: 51 percent say he's not doing a good job. When you consider that the president's approval rating was 76 percent just 13 months ago, that is a stunning reversal of fortune. Nevertheless, Democrats celebrated Tuesday, some actually gloating (Bill O'Reilly, 3/24).
A Presidency Restored To Health Bloomberg/BusinessWeek
If, over the next decade, it curbs costs and improves outcomes, health care will supersede any other possible legislative accomplishment as Obama's great legacy (Albert Hunt, 3/25).
Obama, Democrats Deserve Thanks For Reform The Olympian
Making health care available to millions of uninsured Americans and putting an end to the practice of denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions is not radical reform. It is a step in the right direction (3/25).
Obamacare And American Power The Wall Street Journal
If we are looking at major threats to our global standing, we should not look at China, Iran or Russia. We have met the enemy and he is us-specifically, our insatiable demand for entitlement spending, which ObamaCare will only exacerbate (Max Boot, 3/25).
John Dingell's Health-Care Moment The Washington Post
It was 1955 when Dingell succeeded his late father in a special election from Downriver Detroit and took up the family business of working for health care to be guaranteed for every family regardless of income (David Broder, 3/25).
Brave New Health Care World The New York Times
We can only handle so much newness at once. So it's been comforting to return to the U.S. Senate and find that it's exactly as insane as it was last month and the month before that. ... This could go on for some time. Meanwhile, feel free to remind Rush Limbaugh that he promised to move to Costa Rica if health care reform gets implemented (Gail Collins, 3/24).