Today's Opinions And Editorials

A Practical Reform: Indian Country As The 51st State Kaiser Health News
The federal government could treat Indian Country, at least for health programs, as the 51st state. This seems to me a practical application of the nation-to-nation relationship (Mark Trahant, 10/29).

Doctors On Health-Care Reform The Wall Street Journal
Medical professionals are being ignored or vilified more often than consulted in the current health-care reform debate (Betsy McCaughey, 10/29).

Working Around The Clock USA Today
This process has not been perfect. Vaccine production is notoriously unpredictable, and this vaccine is taking longer to produce than manufacturers initially expected (Kathleen Sebelius, 10/29).

Job-based Health Insurance Has Lost Its Luster The Kansas City Star
Without a semi-paternalistic, employment-based system, will people be responsible health care consumers? (Diane Stafford, 10/28).

Give All Americans Health Insurance Choice Des Moines Register
It makes sense to give more Americans - including larger businesses - the choice of buying insurance in an exchange overseen by the government (10/29).

Struggles In Both Parties Pit Ideals Vs. Realities The Washington Post
It makes sense to give more Americans - including larger businesses - the choice of buying insurance in an exchange overseen by the government (Dan Balz, 10/29).

Health Care Reform Needs To Extend To Drug Prices The Modesto (Calif.) Bee
Just as in 2003, you can count on the drug lobbyists making sure that Obamacare won't touch their golden egg (Gregory Tesluk, 10/29).

Washington's Mental-Health Policies Are Killing People The Seattle Times
Washington state policy must find a middle ground between the 1950's overreadiness to lock people up, and the overreaction of the late 1970s deinstitutionalization that closed down whole systems (Mike Johnson, 10/28).

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