The White House just renominated Dr. Don Berwick to head the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We heard we were going to get along, and he was moving to the center. Onward to his Marxist goals. Perhaps for the best. Now if he gets in front of the Senate, folks will find out how he really feels about the very young and the very old.
The move is yet another point in the contentious health care repeal debate on Capitol Hill. Republicans strongly objected to Berwick’s recess appointment last year, pointing to his previous comments in support of the British health system and rationing with “eyes open” or closed.
“The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open,” Berwick said in a June 2009 interview with Biotechnology Healthcare.
“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.”
“More info on Dr. Donald Berwick. . .
(CNSNews.com) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednesday that Dr. Donald Berwick, an advocate of health-care rationingnominated by President Barack Obama to run Medicare and Medicaid, is “absolutely the right leader at this time” to run the government’s largest health-care entitlement programs.
Under the health-care reform law signed by President Obama in March, hundreds of billions of dollars will be cut from the Medicare program over the next decade. Berwick is nominated to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversees Medicare.