KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

A Selection Of Today’s Opinions And Editorials

Pooling Health Care's Best Ideas The Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Health care has failed to take full advantage of the benefits that globalization has wrought" (Jeffrey Kang, 10/19).

Healthcare Merger The Hill
"All eyes this week will be on the Senate's behind-the-scenes negotiating on healthcare" (10/19).

Time For Real Reform Of Health Care And Taxes The Seattle Times
"The health-care reform bills pending in Congress are based on flawed underlying programs and are too tied to the federal income-tax code" (Rep. Brian Baird, 10/19).

Health Care Reform Must Include Children The Minneapolis Star Tribune
"We cannot afford to leave the health of our children to our present system where more than 9 million children are going without coverage" (Peg Chemberlin, 10/19).

Mandate Insurance Is Unconstitutional Politico
"If Obama wants a health care plan that compels every American to carry insurance, he will have to persuade the nation to adopt a constitutional amendment creating a right to health care" (Ken Klukowski, 10/20).

Health Costs And History The Wall Street Journal
"Government programs always exceed their spending estimates" (10/20).

Encourage Consumer Choice The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Price and quality transparency should guide thinking on health-care reform" (Liya Palagashvili, 10/20).

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