KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Today’s OpEds Include Opinions From Sebelius, DeParle, Issa, Thune

On Bipartisan Health Care, A Foundation For Agreement The Washington Post
With so much common ground, it would be a shame for anyone to delay needed reforms by insisting on a specific package of changes. ... We are ready to build on our broad areas of agreement, hash out those differences and deliver the real reform we know Americans need (Kathleen Sebelius and Nancy-Ann DeParle, 2/25).

Bipartisan Health Care Reform Must Include Tort Reform Politico
But unless the president and congressional Democrats address the need for tort reform as a critical component of cutting health care costs, a bipartisan solution seems unlikely (Rep. Darrell Issa, 2/25).

For Democrats, Same Song, Second Verse On Health Reform Roll Call
Far from a meeting of the minds, this summit is shaping up to be little more than a photo op to unveil the White House's latest backroom deal (Sen. John Thune, 2/25).

Why Health Care 'Cadillacs' Shouldn't Be Touched Fortune
Of greater concern should be the ripple effects the tax would have on doctors and hospitals and on access to quality care for vulnerable patients (Rafi Musher and Mark Bremer, 2/24).

A Better Way To Reform Health Care The Wall Street Journal
To reduce the growth of costs, individuals must take greater responsibility for their health care, and health insurers and health care providers must face the competitive forces of the market (John F. Cogan, Glenn Hubbard and Daniel Kessler, 2/24).

Less Health Care For Masses The Washington Times
There is only one way for each insured person to get more coverage at a lower price without lowering insurance company costs - and that is to cover fewer people (2/25).

Modern Technology Is Critical As We Aim To Improve Health Care Fox News
But why is it that our health care system is trapped in the 1950s with clipboards, handwritten records, and paper? (David Merritt, 2/24).

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