For readers tracking the legislative negotiations on health care reform, today’s New York Times has two interesting stories on overlooked angles: David Herszenhorn’s “Prescriptions” entry on how to pay for Medicaid expansion, and Stephanie Strom’s short piece on how non-profits are upset at being inadvertently excluded from tax benefits for employers.
It might seem remarkable that at this late date, there are important policy aspects of reform that have been so scantily covered. But it just goes to show that even on a topic as exhaustively covered as health care, a few strands of the story can suck up most of the media oxygen. One wonders: what other angles have we not heard about yet?Greg Marx is an associate editor at CJR. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.