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Must-Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

02/22/12 08:10AM

THE REAL 'DOC FIX'EDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESThe reform law has created a slew of pilot projects, and some experts believe the country should wait to see how those turn out. But the leverage that would come with establishing a new Medicare reimbursement system should not be wasted. Congress should establish a fee schedule that pays doctors more if they leave fee-for-service and form organizations that will coordinate care or take on the financial risk of managing a patient's care for a year at a fixed fee. That will take away the incentive to perform numerous costly, unneeded services. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Feb. 22

02/22/12 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Super-PAC donors act as GOP kingmakersObama belts out the blues with B.B. King, Jagger and Buddy GuyVirginia governor shifts stand on ultrasounds before abortionsObama to propose cutting corporate tax to 28 percent, closing loopholesNew Zealand mourns quake victimsMitt Romney: Obama administration has 'fought against religion'Race-based admissions? Supreme Court to hear caseReports: 2 Western journalists killed in Syria read more

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