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Max Baucus

Baucus on Berwick: “Republicans Won”

March 9, 2011

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 [...]

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Republican Senators: Withdraw Berwick Nomination

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 [...]

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Baucus Won’t Release Plans Yet on Berwick Hearing Schedule

February 23, 2011

When Don Berwick was appointed to head CMS during a recess, bypassing the Senate nomination process, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) openly criticized the White House for not allowing for hearings on the nomination to occur. Yet now that the White House has renominated Berwick for the position, Baucus is reluctant to say [...]

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