Pawlenty's Order Pure Politicking
The Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer
The move can be explained in no other way than in being a totally partisan decision, intended to shore up his conservatism in what will be a 2012 battle of who is more conservative to wear the Republican mantle for president (9/1).
Dear Patients: Vote To Repeal ObamaCare The Wall Street Journal
Because the issue this election is so stark — literally life and death for millions of Americans in the years ahead — we are this week posting a "Dear Patient" letter in our waiting rooms (Dr. Hal Scherz, 9/1).
Older Smokers Also Benefit From Quitting Kennebec (Maine) Journal
Health providers should take advantage of the new Medicare stop-smoking benefit and do something positive for their older patients (9/1).
Get Some Valuable Health Care Advice Des Moines Register
The University of Iowa is offering Iowans the chance to learn more about the law. Average people — not just the policy wonks among us — should take advantage of the opportunity (9/1).
Health Costs Are Our Fault The (Johnson County, N.C.) Herald
And you can't have a real debate when a crowd -- maybe two-thirds of them receiving health care through a government-created program -- cheers on some charlatan yelling, "Hey government, hands off my health care" (Scott Mooneyham, 9/1).
Medicare: Wishful Thinking The Jacksonville, Florida Times-Union
Inflation in health care costs has outpaced the general rate of inflation in recent years. Pushing for a reduction is worth the effort, but don't bet on it (8/31).
Reducing Medical Errors The (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Journal Gazette
In 2014, the federal government will cut payment by 1 percent to hospitals with the highest rates of patient safety issues. A bolder step, as Indiana has done, would save more (9/1).
A Dying Patient Is Not A Battlefield CNN
Watching this patient suffer, not from his disease but because of what we did to him in the name of helping him, was agonizing (Theresa Brown, 8/31).
State Retiree Healthcare Costs Could Double Over Next Nine Years N.J. Spotlight
On the hook for nearly $70 billion, New Jersey already tops all states in unfunded liability (Mark J. Magyar, 9/1).