Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’
July 7th, 2010 at 11:37 am
Health Care Rationing Proponent Gets Recess Appointment to Head Up Medicare

The Associated Press reports:

Bypassing Republicans eager to grill an administration official over the new health care law, President Barack Obama is planning to appoint the head of Medicare and Medicaid without Senate hearings.

“Obama intends to use a so-called recess appointment to put Dr. Donald Berwick in charge of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a White House official said Tuesday night.”

As Freedom Line readers are aware, Dr. Berwick is a self-proclaimed health care rationing enthusiast who openly supports wealth redistribution schemes and a completely government-run single payer health care system. 

Indeed, in an interview just last year Berwick said, “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”  And in 2002, Dr. Berwick wrote, “most people who have serious pain do not need advanced methods – they just need the morphine and counseling that have been available for centuries.”

Seniors beware.  This is the guy who is now in charge of your health care.