Today’s Opinions And EditorialsDoctors Willing To Make A House Call Politico
Leaders from both parties have been invited to bring ideas. But not one member of Congress with a background in health care will be present (Rep. Tim Murphy, 2/24).
'Don't Ask' Is No Way To Run Health Care Bloomberg
Creating a system of real health insurance, along with honest subsidy where necessary, is the simple solution to many of our problems, and an honest first step toward tackling the rest (Clifford Asness, 2/23).
Americans Deserve Affordable Care The (Salt Lake City) Deseret News
If we take a realistic approach, we can achieve responsible health care reform that enjoys support on both sides of the aisle (Sen. Orrin Hatch, 2/24).
Bust The Health Care Trusts The New York Times
Regardless of what happens at the White House's health care meeting on Thursday, we've got to make sure health insurers compete for every one of our dollars (Richard Reich, 2/23).
Obama's New Investment Tax The Wall Street Journal
This new ObamaCare bargain would for the first time apply the 2.9% Medicare payroll tax to "interest, dividends, annuities, royalties and rents," so-called passive income that we are told includes capital gains, though the latter wasn't explicitly mentioned in the proposal (2/24).
Only True Competition Will Effectively Reform Health Care San Jose Mercury News
The heart of the problem is that the vast majority of employers offer their employees no choice - they offer either no insurance at all, or just one insurance company (Alain Enthoven and Charles Kolb, 2/23).
Obama's Continued Audaciousness On Health Reform Could Backfire The Washington Post
My worry is that going for broke and failing will leave no time or appetite for a fallback, scaled-down plan (Ruth Marcus, 2/24).
The First Four Steps The Boston Globe
(R)eform insurance regulations, expand government insurance at both ends of life, change the incentives for payment of physicians and hospitals, and reform medical malpractice (Michael Epstein, 2/24). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.