Today’s Opinions: Health Law Leaves Children Behind; Growing Fear of Accountable Care OrganizationsChild-Only Left Behind National Review Online
The child-only market is used mostly by poor families who can't afford to insure everybody in their household, or whose peculiar circumstances make it inconvenient for them to cover a child under a parent's plan. These are the facts that everyone can agree on. The disagreement is over whom to blame for the market's collapse (Matthew Shaffer, 9/29).
Why Hospitals Shouldn't Run 'Accountable Care Organizations' BNET
A funny thing happened on the way to accountable care organizations (ACOs). Suddenly, these groupings of doctors and hospitals, which are supposed to cut healthcare costs by improving quality and efficiency, look like they might increase costs by increasing their market clout vis-a vis insurers and employers. But there is a solution: don't let hospitals run ACOs (Ken Terry, 9/28).
Department Of Disinformation The Wall Street Journal
ObamaCare is laying waste to many reputations, and Ms. Sebelius won't enhance hers by turning HHS into the Department of Disinformation (9/29).
Reforms Are Downpayment On Future (Grand Junction, Colo.) Daily Sentinel
What! No death panels? Choose your own doctor? No exclusions from eligibility for health insurance? Surely this can't be the evil Obamacare the right has been panicked about for months (Bill Grant, 9/28).
Curb Medicare Spending The Ryan Way Investor's Business Daily
Nothing presents as great a threat to the federal budget - and therefore to economic growth - as the persistent and rapid growth of Medicare spending (Michael F. Cannon, 9/28). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.