Today’s Opinions And EditorialsStop The Bleeding In California Los Angeles Times
If California ever needed the federal government to enact a universal plan of its own, that time is now (Harold Meyerson, 3/18).
Access, Access, Access The New York Times
In short, great health care is often less about breakthrough technologies than it is about access. And for all the disagreements about President Obama's health care proposal, let's focus on this: it unquestionably would increase access, while its defeat would diminish access (Nicholas Kristof, 3/17).
On Health Care, Listen To The Nuns The Washington Post
Fortunately, major Catholic leaders - most of them women in religious orders - have picked up the flag of social justice discarded by a bishops' conference under increasing right-wing influence (E.J. Dionne Jr., 3/18).
Don't Silence The Minority USA Today
The Democratic leadership's scorched-earth strategy will do irreparable damage to our constitutional legislative process, put us on a fast track to massive debt and bankruptcy, and fundamentally harm health care in America (Sen. Judd Gregg, 3/18).
The Health Care Wars Are Only Beginning The Wall Street Journal
Passage wouldn't end the health-care debate. Rather, it would perpetuate ObamaCare as the dominant issue for decades to come, reshape politics, create an annual funding crisis in Congress, and generate a spate of angry lawsuits (Fred Barnes, 3/18).
Super Medicare Advisory Board Is Bad Policy The Hill
[T]argeting Medicare for additional savings outside of system-wide savings in health spending, usurping the authority of Congress, and silencing the voice of beneficiaries is not the answer (Former Reps. Ron Klink and Deborah Pryce, 3/17).
A Deem Shame San Francisco Chronicle
This is the sorry state of dysfunction in Washington. The most significant social legislation in more than a generation - on an issue that is vital to Americans' health and their nation's economy - has come down to an iron-willed tactical battle between brazen exercise of power and unrelenting obstructionism (3/18).
Stupak's Viagra Is Health Bill Abortion Ban Bloomberg
Stupak's single-minded concentration on abortion coverage, seeing it where it doesn't exist, brings to mind Barney Frank's trenchant observation that conservatives believe life "begins at conception and ends at birth" (Margaret Carlson, 3/17).