Tag Archives: Viewpoints

Viewpoints: GOP’s Sigh Of Relief Over Health Law Case Delay Can Be Heard Round The Country; Roe V. Wade Anniversary Sharpens Abortion Debate

Opinion writers tackle these and other health issues. The Washington Post: The Supreme Court Saves Republicans From Themselves The latest Republican legal assault on the Affordable Care Act has gone through a strange inversion as it passes through the courts: Democrats are eager for it to be decided, and Republicans want to delay it indefinitely,… Read More »

Viewpoints: Weigh Health Risks Of Football And The Big Feast This Thanksgiving; Count The Ways Drug Reps Were Taught To Market Opioids

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: Concussions, Broken Bones, And More: A Week Of U.S. Football  News about concussions and other injuries to young football players appears with alarming frequency, as do reports of the long-term damage to NFL players.Young pro players are leaving the game for fear of permanent… Read More »

Viewpoints: Silence From The Surgeon General Won’t Help End Gun Violence; Making It Easier To Get Birth Control Can Bring Down Rate Of Unintended Pregnancies

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Hill: The Surgeon General’s Deafening Silence On Gun Violence Last week the head of the Association of American Medical Colleges called gun violence a “public health crisis” in America. To address it, Dr. David J. Skorton wrote, “[t]hose of us in the health care… Read More »

Viewpoints: GOP Needs To Act Quickly, Offer Alternative To The ACA; Why Won’t Lawmakers Listen To America About The Need For Gun Buyer Background Checks?

Editorial pages weigh in on these and other health care topics. The Wall Street Journal: Still Heading For The ObamaCare Exits Republicans think they can win on health care in 2020 by running against Medicare for All, and the facts about single payer are a target-rich environment. But the latest data on ObamaCare shows why… Read More »

Viewpoints: Cheaper Drug Imports From Canada Would Be Wonderful But Are Just Another Fantasy; U.S. Needs To Wake Up To Concerns About The Ebola Outbreak

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Trump Comes To His Senses On Prescription Drug Imports President Trump would prefer that you think he’s working tirelessly to protect Americans from soaring drug prices. His administration announced this week it wants to create a system that allows people to… Read More »

Viewpoints: Keep Momentum Going To Stop Sky-High Surprise Medical Bills; Count The Reasons For Trying Disease-Control Approach To Gun Violence

Opinion pages focus on these health care issues and others. The Washington Post: Surprise! Congress Might Actually End Big, Unexpected Medical Bills. Congress is broken. Except, in increasingly rare cases, when it isn’t. See, for example, a surprisingly calm and reasonable movement on Capitol Hill to eliminate surprise medical billing, a symptom of the nation’s… Read More »

Viewpoints: Pros And Cons Of Joe Biden’s Ideas About Public Option; Lawsuit Against ACA Is Faulty, Extremely Harmful

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Bloomberg: Joe Biden’s Health Plan Has The Potential To Go Bold Health care has emerged as a key issue in the 2020 presidential race, and an area where Democrats believe they can gain an advantage with voters. When it comes to policy, though, most of the Democratic… Read More »