Today’s Opinions and EditorialsTake A Look At The Swiss Answer To Health Care Roll Call
A consumer-driven health care system actually exists in Switzerland, which could be a model for the United States, but the administration and Congressional Democrats haven't looked at it (Kondracke, 7/23).
The Can't-Do Blue Dogs The Washington Post
Suppose our collective lack of response to Hurricane Katrina wasn't exceptional but, rather, the new normal in America. Suppose we can no longer address the major challenges confronting the nation (Meyerson, 7/22).
The Health Care Sausage The New York Times
Watching Barack Obama trying to push members of Congress toward some kind of agreement on a health care bill gives you a new appreciation for why Hillary Clinton decided to just write the whole thing herself and dump it on them (Collins, 7/22).
Obama Needs A Move To The Middle The Wall Street Journal
We need a better, more coherent policy path back to a strong market economy-not to a European style social-welfare state, permanent government lifelines and stagflation (Boskin, 7/22).
Health Care Impasse Is An Opportunity CBS News
One problem with the so-called reform bills is that they are based on a flawed and confusing argument that says we must spend a lot now to save a lot later (Coburn, 7/22).
What's in it for seniors? It's complicated Arkansas News
Ideally, here's how all this would work: Stricter reimbursement rates for Medicare set by a politically independent group would reduce unacceptably spiraling government costs and hold the deficit down (Brummett, 7/23). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.