Today’s Opinions: The Health Law And Medicare, Issues Of Implementation; The Call For Repeal
Medicare And Campaign Ads, Courtesy Of Karl Rove The Los Angeles Times
The reality is that the bill doesn't cut Medicare benefits a dime and doesn't "jeopardize access" for anybody, although it may very well force plenty of seniors to change the plans they're on. It also puts Medicare on sounder financial footing, postponing insolvency for about 12 years (Jon Healy, 10/19).
Republicans May Set Up Betrayal of Seniors Roll Call
President Barack Obama and the Democratic establishment have gutted Medicare, and the Republican establishment remains remarkably quiet about it (Lawrence A. Hunter, 10/18).
ObamaCare, For Some The Wall Street Journal
The White House had to play favorites with Senators and special interests to pass ObamaCare, and its implementation is no less ugly. But the waiver wave is most telling for what it says about the architects of this plan. By bending their own rules, they're conceding their destructiveness (10/20).
There's No Avoiding "Repeal And Replace" National Review Online
Repeal and replacement is a must, no matter how hard or long the journey. The new troops coming to Washington must see it that way, and see themselves as laying the crucial foundation for a final victory when the time is ripe (James C. Capretta , 10/20).
More Obamacare Fallout: Neutering Of Our HSA's The Washington Examiner
Now that you, Nancy Pelosi and I are finally discovering what's in Obamacare, it's getting ugly. In fact, for me, it's now officially personal (Max Borders, 10/19).
Health Changes: State Must Be Pragmatic San Diego Union-Tribune
The March enactment of a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system continues to be a divisive issue, with Republicans hoping to capitalize on the measure's unpopularity in the Nov. 2 congressional elections and GOP state attorney generals challenging its constitutionality. But we wish more energy was devoted to trying to improve the overhaul than to bashing it (10/20).
The Politics Of Health Reform The Health Care Blog
There will be two national elections before the new health overhaul is substantially implemented (in 2014) and a third election the year it is supposed to be implemented. My prediction: Supporters of the new law are going to get creamed (John Goodman, 10/19).