Today’s Selection Of Opinions And Editorials
Wrong Health Reform Will Hurt Economy Politico
After the vice president admitted the administration had misread the economy, the president said administration officials, instead, had incomplete information - but yet they would not have done anything different in the too-slow stimulus. We need to prevent a recurrence of the stimulus mistake on health care (Hennessey, 7/16).
Big Pharma Gets Played Wall Street Journal
As an old Washington hand, pharmaceutical lobbyist Billy Tauzin should know better than to trust a politician. His corporate clients and their shareholders may soon pay for his attempt to get cozy with ObamaCare (7/16).
A Strong Health Reform Bill The New York Times
It is already drawing fierce opposition from business groups and many Republicans. This is a bill worth fighting for (7/15).
Dangerous Side Effects The Washington Post
As Congress embarks on major health-care reform, it has a chance to fix the system. Banning all "pay-for-delay" settlements (in generic prescription drugs) except where they can be proven to be pro-competitive would be a good start (7/16).
Opening Bids On Health Care Contain Good Ideas, Big Costs USA Today
But no one ever thought such bills would be works of elegance or simplicity, and they can be measured by how well they address just three core questions: Will they control soaring health care costs? Will they expand coverage to the nearly 50 million people without insurance? And will they provide a fair and credible way to pay for it? (7/16).
Health Care Can't Wait CNN
"With more and more of America's families, businesses, and local, state and federal governments struggling with the crushing costs of health care, health care reform has never been more important" (Sebelius, 7/15).
Why We Must Ration Health Care The New York Times
"Health care is a scarce resource, and all scarce resources are rationed in one way or another" (Singer, 7/15).