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End of Life

Berwick to Testify Before House for the First Time

February 9, 2011

Don Berwick will appear before the House Ways and Means committee for the first time on Thursday morning at 10 AM. Given that the appearance will be his first testimony before the House of Representatives — and that unlike the Senate, where Democrat Sen. Max Baucus enforced strict time limits, Republican Chairman Dave Camp will [...]

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White House Caves on Berwick’s End of Life Counseling

January 10, 2011

How long will Donald Berwick last as head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services if the White House continually silences and overrules him? That’s the question I’m asking after the White House did exactly that, it appears, on Berwick’s pet end-of-life counseling project. Writing for Time magazine, reporter Kate Pickert outlines what happened: [...]

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