Today’s Selection Of Opinions And EditorialsDamage From Bill Will Be Irreversible Des Moines Register
This plan will decrease the quality of our health care, cost American jobs and raise our taxes to pay for more Washington spending (Rep. Steve King, 11/4).
Making The Young Pay For Health Reform The Washington Post
Precisely because younger people have lower health costs, reformers want to draft them into the broader health insurance system so their premiums can subsidize the health expenses of older, sicker consumers (Michael Gerson, 11/4).
What Women Want On Health Care The Wall Street Journal
Women are seen as a key constituency of Democrats, particularly on issues like health care. But current congressional proposals not only concern women, they may actually drive women away from the party (Heather Richardson Higgins, 11/3).
Strong Public Option A Cure For System Politico
The last and most pressing question is what kind of public option will come out of this process (Rep. Raul Grijalva, 11/4).
An Option For Public: Less Government, More Choice The Boston Globe
More competition among health insurers is a consummation to be devoutly wished. But there are better ways to get there than a public option (Jeff Jacoby, 11/4).
Cuts Threaten Social Services The Olympian
One key role of government is to serve those in need. And we, as a civilized society, have a collective responsibility to feed the hungry, to reach out to those in need and take care of those teetering on the edges of life (11/4).
Latest Legislation Offers Real Insurance Reform The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun
No congressional bill is perfect, but I believe the current proposals go a long way toward ending the monopoly of the health insurance companies (Marvin Brooks, M.D., 11/4). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.