Today’s Opinions And EditorialsA Health Insurance Mandate With A Choice The New York Times
Democrats could modify one key provision of their legislation - the mandate that individuals buy insurance - in a way that goes to the heart of conservative and libertarian objections (Paul Starr, 3/3).
The Republicans' Big Lie About Reconciliation The Washington Post
Obama seemed willing to let Congress go its own way and was so anxious to look bipartisan that he wouldn't even take his own side in arguments with Republicans. Those days are over (E.J. Dionne, 3/4).
Save Your Outrage For The Unconstitutional Filibuster The Christian Science Monitor
A filibuster allows a senator to delay or defeat legislation through endless talk or merely the threat of it. That gives the minority breathtaking power to cause gridlock and discredit the majority by stopping it from pursuing the program it was elected on (Tom De Luca, 3/3).
Don't Use Reconciliation To Pass Health Care Bill The Salt Lake Tribune
Congress should, if public service and integrity have any meaning, approve health care reform. The inequities in the system are legend. It is shameful that so many have no insurance. But the effort ought to be genuinely bipartisan (3/3).
Paul Ryan v. The President The Wall Street Journal
If Democrats are willing to ignore overwhelming public opposition to ObamaCare and pass it anyway, then what's a trifling dispute over a couple of trillion dollars? (3/4).
The Endgame The Los Angeles Times
We don't accept the argument that an intransigent minority should be able to force a take-it-or-leave-it choice on the majority. If Republicans won't consider a comprehensive bill, Democrats should pass one without them (3/4). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.