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Berwick Appointed Head of CMS Without Hearing

July 7, 2010

The White House’s announcement that President Barack Obama will bypass the nomination process of the United States Senate to recess appoint Donald Berwick as head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is an act of unconscionable hubris. The White House claims this move is in response to “Washington game-playing,” accusing Republicans of [...]

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CMS Nominee Favors Government-Run Rationing of Health Care

July 7, 2010

President Barack Obama has nominated Donald Berwick, the founder of a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based think-tank, to head the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), America’s primary health care agency. A leading Ivy League academic and technocrat, Berwick will have the opportunity to apply his sometimes-controversial ideas regarding rationing and the role of government in health [...]

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