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Yet another bad czar…

By idaflo | July 19th, 2010 | No Comments » 

About that Medicare czar….

David Catron

David Catron

Donald Berwick’s Motto? Rationing for Thee, but not for Me

July 18, 2010 – by David Catron

If we contract deadly diseases requiring treatment that costs more than our lives are “worth,” we’re toast. This is why the appointment of Obama’s Medicare czar matters, even more than the nomination of a mere Supreme Court justice.

If you’re like most Americans, you had probably never heard of Donald Berwick before July 7, when President Obama installed him as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). And, unless you’re a health policy wonk, the news that Obama circumvented the normal Senate confirmation process with a recess appointment probably elicited no response beyond a briefly raised eyebrow and a stifled yawn. But this CMS decision deserves another look… (article continues HERE)

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