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Republican Senators: Withdraw Berwick Nomination

by Benjamin Domenech on March 3, 2011

In a letter today to President Obama, 42 Republican Senators requested the withdrawal of Don Berwick’s renomination to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“Withdrawing Dr. Berwick’s nomination would be a positive first step in rebuilding the trust of the American people. The occupant of this important position, which affects the health care of so many Americans on a daily basis, requires an individual with the appropriate experience and management ability. Our seniors and those who rely on Medicaid deserve no less,” the Senators write.

While Berwick has been renominated for the position for which he was a recess appointee last year, no hearings have been scheduled yet regarding his nomination.

A PDF version of the letter is here.

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