Today’s Opinions And EditorialsCobra Subsidy Is Both Generous And Necessary San Francisco Chronicle
But if you never had health insurance or have been paying for an individual plan out of your own pocket, you might wonder why Congress continues to bestow this generous benefit on a select group of people who previously enjoyed group health insurance (Kathleen Pender, 3/2).
Could Tort Reform Help Rescue Health Care Legislation? Roll Call
As Democrats prepare to go another round on health care, they should rethink one of their traditional positions - opposition to medical malpractice reform - and offer a bold proposal (Anne Kim and David Kendall, 3/2).
Reconciliation Would Be An Assault To The Democratic Process The Washington Post
The havoc wrought would threaten our system of checks and balances, corrode the legislative process, degrade our system of government and damage the prospects of bipartisanship (Sen. Orrin Hatch, 3/2).
Why Senate Filibuster Rules Must be Changed U.S News & World Report
What was never intended was that a supermajority would be needed to enact legislation or confirm nominees. As James Madison noted in rejecting such a requirement: "It would no longer be the majority that would rule, the power would be transferred to the minority" (Sen. Tom Harkin, 3/1).
The Difference Between Republicans And Democrats? The Christian Science Monitor
I had dinner the other night with a Democratic pollster who told me Dems are heading toward next fall's mid-term elections with a serious enthusiasm gap: The Republican base is fired up. The Dem base is packing up (Robert Reich, 3/1).
No More Concessions On Health Reform The Boston Globe
The public option has been ditched. President Obama received no Republican support at his nationally-televised health care forum last week. In response, the Democrats must not concede any more in the final lurch toward health reform (Derrick Z. Jackson, 3/2). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.