Today’s Opinions and Editorials: The Importance Of Following Health Reform’s Plan And More About ‘Death Panels’
California Should Regulate Health Care Premiums San Francisco Chronicle
Within a few years, 6 million uninsured California residents will finally get medical coverage as part of the newly passed federal health care reforms. But what will they pay? And who will regulate premiums as insurers angle for customers? (8/11).
For Medicare's Sake, Stick To Health Reform Plan Des Moines Register
This country must follow through with implementing the health reform law, which includes making changes to reduce spending and increase revenue for Medicare (8/11).
Medicare's Rosy Health* The Chicago Tribune
Democrats weren't straight with Americans about the costs of health care reform before the law passed. They used a lot of accounting tricks to make it look less expensive than it really will be. And they're still fuzzing over facts (8/10).
GOP Touts Preventive Care It Opposed Politico
[I]f Republicans have their way, tens of millions of Americans are likely to keep paying for preventive care or not receive it at all because they cannot afford the co-pays (Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rosa DeLauro, 8/11).
Look Out Grandma - Here Come the Death Panels The New Republic
Health care reform would mean rationing of care, the critics warned. The government would be slashing Medicare funding and, pretty soon, groups of experts - a.k.a., "death panels" - would be dictating the terms of coverage (Jonathan Cohn, 8/10).
Promote Health, Not High Costs The Boston Globe
Watching drug firms and insurers go at it over manufacturers' coupons for high-priced brand-name drugs is like watching a grandmasters' chess game in which patients are the pawns. But the pawns could come out ahead if the Legislature sets sensible limits on the coupons (8/11).