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Tom Price on Don Berwick and Rationing

by Benjamin Domenech on February 10, 2011

Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) took the time to chat with us today regarding his impressions of Don Berwick’s fractious testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. A physician himself, Price pressed Berwick on questions regarding the rationing of care and other key matters.

This line of questioning led to a side-by-side moment that is really made for TV — Berwick today saying: “I abhor rationing. My entire life has been spent fighting rationing.”

Compare that to a quote from Berwick in 2009: “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”

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