KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Today’s Opinions And Editorials

Why Doctors Are Worried Forbes
Increasing government oversight will not only hurt doctors in the pocketbook, as reimbursements are inevitably cut. It will also lead to greater bureaucratic inefficiencies (Marc Siegel, 10/22).

Public Opinion and Health Reform The Wall Street Journal
As the debate over health-care reform continues, we hope Congress and the president will consider the public's reaction to the true cost their proposals will impose as well as the benefits that they will create (David Brady and Daniel Kessler, 10/22).

Health Reform Must Help Average People The Des Moines Register
It should be about helping average people - by reducing the number of uninsured, holding down health spending and ensuring Americans don't lose their coverage when they get sick (10/22).

Our View On Health Care: Don't Soak The Young In Pricing Medical Coverage USA Today
Young people should subsidize older workers little, if at all. The young have already been handed crippling government debts and obligations, driven largely by retiree benefit programs such as Medicare and Social Security (10/23).

Taxing High-Cost Insurance Policies The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer
On balance, the high-cost insurance tax is a more responsible way to finance reform than an income tax increase (Donald H. Taylor Jr., 10/23).

Moderate Democrats, Republicans Quietly Work On Health Care Bill The Detroit News
An alliance between Republicans and moderate Democrats could give Americans the reform package they're looking for -- one aimed at lowering costs while promoting competition and choice (Peter Pitts, 10/23). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.