About that Medicare czar….
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)