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President Obama appointed Berwick without Senate confirmation and republicans are already stating that Berwick will institute “health care rationing”. Berwicks general plan is to implement a national health care bill that would expand …

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New Medicare chief Donald Berwick says rationing not the way to reform health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s health system can’t be transformed by rationing medical care, President Barack Obama’s new Medicare chief said Monday in his first major speech.

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Bernard Whitman, Democratic strategist and pollster, defends the false charges and vicious attacks made by Republicans on President Obama’s recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Bernard cites recent polls that show growing support for the healthcare bill as evidence that the American people are sick and tired of the Republican Party’s jaded “Just Say No” strategy. The CMS desperately needs a permanent leader, especially as it begins to implement the Affordable Care Act, and Dr. Berwick is unquestionably qualified for the job. www.whitmanstrategies.com

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Don Berwick is an outspoken advocate for the single-payer system and advances that all health care be linked to quality metrics.

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Healthcare reform ethical questions | KevinMD.com

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Obama Resubmits Berwick Nomination To Senate, Kagan Responds To Health Law Concerns
President Obama on Monday submitted his nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to head Medicare and Medicaid – “a move that comes two weeks after Obama bypassed Congress to put his stalled nominee in the post until the end of 2011,” Roll Call reports. If Berwick is approved, he would have the job indefinitely instead of merely through 2011, a rule that is imposed when a recess appointment is used…

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How Berwick will control your doctor and you
Barack Obama’s recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) marks a new low in his destructive presidency, and that is saying something! After forcing the Orwellian Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) onto an unwilling populace and through a reluctant Congress, he installs an elitist [...]

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Today’s OpEds: The Berwick Commentaries, States’ Roles In Health Reform, And The Avandia Saga
Berwick: Bigger Than Kagan The Wall Street Journal Barack Obama’s incredible “recess appointment” of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is probably the most significant domestic-policy personnel decision in a generation. It is more important to the direction of the country than Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court. … One may agree with …

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In a 2009 interview for Biotechnology Healthcare, for example, Berwick praised the heavy-handed rationing methods of Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and said, “The decision is not whether or not we …

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Healthcare Rationing and Tyranny | Constitutionclub.org

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Roberts attacked Berwick – who Obama appointed to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the July 4 congressional break – for several past statements, including his remark that health care funding plans should …

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Berwick’s praise of the British National Health Service (NHS) is similar to the antics of my Columbia classmates. Those who don’t know any better (people who, say, only read the socialist press) believe that patients routinely die in …

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The Health Care Blog: Op Ed: Dr. No to Run CMS

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