A Selection Of Today’s Opinions And Editorials
No Compassion For Sick Illegal Immigrants Atlanta Journal Constitution
It seems a poor reflection on one of the richest countries in the world that we are so stingy, so callous and so xenophobic. At least we've not reached the point of turning away cases of immediate need - victims of car accidents or heart attacks or others who need emergency care (Cynthia Tucker, 9/22).
Mandatory Insurance: Yes, It's A Tax The Boston Globe
President Obama vows not to raise taxes on any American family earning less than $250,000 a year. Yet he backs legislation that would force every American to carry health insurance or pay a hefty penalty to the IRS (Jeff Jacoby, 9/22).
Health Care Choice The Salt Lake Tribune
President Obama invited Sen. Bob Bennett to the White House last week to talk about health care reform. We wish the president had called sooner. Utah's junior senator is the co-sponsor, with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, of the Healthy Americans Act, the only truly bipartisan health care reform bill to gain much attention. It deserves a serious look (9/22).
Obama's Expert On Medicare Fraud Wall Street Journal
Health-care czarina Nancy-Ann DeParle built a career at companies that have had to defend themselves against federal investigations (Stephen Moore, 9/22).
The Numbers And Health Care Reform The New York Times
Two authoritative surveys in recent days have underscored why all Americans have a stake in successful health care reform. Too many people are being hit with relentlessly rising premiums or are at serious risk of losing their coverage to allow the status quo to continue (9/22).
Health Care Reform That Pleases Liberals And Conservatives Christian Science Monitor
One way to cut costs and break the conservative-liberal impasse is to adopt a national variation of the self-insurance now practiced by many large employers (John M. Rothgeb, Jr., 9/22).
Health, Race And Obama Forbes
President Barack Obama reminded me last week of why, for a brief moment during his campaign eons ago last year, he actually won my heart (Shikha Dalmia,9/23).