Baucus on Berwick: “Republicans Won”

Speaking yesterday on the renomination of Don Berwick, Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus tells reporters: “Republicans won.”

The Senate will never vote to confirm Dr. Donald Berwick as CMS administrator, according to the Senate Democrat leading his nomination. Berwick is currently serving through a temporary recess appointment.

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, told reporters Tuesday that he has discussed Berwick’s nomination with Republican senators and they plan to oppose Berwick under any circumstances.

Baucus suggests the White House look to alternative nominees for the position as head of CMS.