Today’s Opinions And Editorials
The F-22 Model For Medicare The Washington Post
What does a fighter jet have to do with health care? Nothing, of course, but it has everything to do with politics, which has, in our current system, a good deal to do with health-care costs (Marcus, 7/22).
Why We Must Vote On The Public Health Care Plan Politico
The public option would prompt Americans to ask a basic question of the insurance company that is chasing their business: "What is it that you guys do, exactly?" (Weiner, 7/22).
Health Care System Can Ill Afford Fee-For-Service The Dallas Morning News
We pay for health care one service at a time. It can make for some perverse incentives (Landers, 7/21).
ObamaCare Ignores Incentives, Costs Bloomberg
It's always easy to spend someone else's money. I have friends and family who run to the doctor with a sore throat or sniffle. If it cost more than the $20 co-pay, they would probably take two Tylenol and leave it at that (Baum, 7/21).
Health Insurance No One Needs The New York Times
Congress's health insurance - that is, the heavily subsidized preferred provider plan that most members have - is not an ideal model, because it is quite rich (Miller, 7/21).
Three Health Questions For Barack Obama St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"What's the rush?", "Isn't it too expensive?" and "Won't reform mean the government will make decisions that should be made by patients and doctors?" (7/22).
Downturn Masks Shortage The (Nashville) Tennessean
The nursing work force, which currently numbers 2.5 million, is not restocking its supply of RNs (Buerhaus, 7/22).