KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Editorials And Opinions

A Selection of Editorials and Opinions 

Health Care Reform, As The Insurers See It - New York Times
Health care reform is simply too important to be hijacked by ideology, divisive rhetoric and the settling of old scores (Michael Tuffin, Letter to the Editor, 6/8).

President's Health Care Plan? Hah! China's Scorn Is Deserved – Sacramento Bee
The Chinese own so much of our debt that they have a keen interest in U.S. fiscal probity, and apparently a dim view of our ability to achieve it. The mandarins of a notionally communist government are now forced to harangue the world's emblematic capitalist country about its ever-spiraling public debt (Rich Lowry, 6/9).

How Not to Reform Health Care – National Review
Massachusetts is widely touted as a model for health-care reform. It isn't (Michael Tanner, 6/9).

Medicare System Offers Model For Health Reform – Arizona Daily Star
You will find more than 90 percent satisfied Medicare customers. Physician satisfaction with Medicare is also high. We don't have to rediscover the wheel; we have only to follow its tracks (Dr. Charles Katzenberg, 6/9).

What Access Really Means - Boston Globe
Public health officials have long recognized - and tried to eliminate - the sharp disparities in health among racial and ethnic minorities. But there is another group as well that ranks well below average on many measures of health: people with disabilities (6/9).

Health Care Reform -- the players and their starting positions - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The next few months are going to be riveting. Will we be watching a political wreck or a historic success? At this point I'd say the chances for a bill are only a tad better than 50-50 (Larry Seaquist, 6/8).

 

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