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Krugman on Berwick

April 2, 2011

Any longtime reader of The New York Times‘ Paul Krugman knows he has a tendency to fall back into his most belligerent, partisan voice whenever he writes on the issue areas he knows the least about. Such is the case with Don Berwick, who Krugman uses as an example of his ‘the smartest should rule [...]

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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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Berwick: “I am Romantic About the NHS”

September 16, 2010

In May, Health Care News discovered video footage of President Obama’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Donald Berwick, describing his health care views to an audience in Great Britain. We reported on the story, noting at the time that Berwick’s nomination had attracted “relatively little attention” thus far, and that [...]

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A Primer: Don Berwick’s Radical Agenda

May 27, 2010

While everyone in Washington is chatting about a different nominee, President Barack Obama’s choice of Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is an equally unique one and in some ways the more surprising choice. Berwick is known as a leading academic and technocrat and is generally respected for his [...]

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Don Berwick’s Radical Agenda

May 12, 2010

“Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.” – Donald Berwick President Obama’s nomination of Donald Berwick as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [...]

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