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Before he took over the nation's Medicare and Medicaid agency this summer, Dr. Donald Berwick retired from the nonprofit health care think tank he co-founded with a nearly $900,000 compensation package and a seven-figure executive retirement plan.
As administrator for the $800-billion-a-year Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Dr. Donald Berwick is charged with implementing many of President Obama's sweeping health care mandates in ways that undoubtedly will affect health plans, hospitals and health care providers across the country.
President Barack Obama says Senate Republicans are playing politics with bills that would extend benefits to the unemployed and increase lending to small businesses.
President Obama's top political aide said Sunday the White House made a recess appointment of Donald Berwick with an eye to heading off a political fight in the middle of an election campaign, though he denied that the move aimed to keep his views from public airing.
President Obama's top political aide said Sunday the White House made a health care recess appointment last week with an eye to heading off a political fight in the middle of an election campaign, though he denied the charge that they did it to keep the nominee's views from being aired publicly.
Barack Obama promised the most open and transparent administration in history. His vow didn't convince him to extend senators the courtesy of listening to their advice and consent on the nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Throughout the yearlong debate over reforming our nation's health care system, Democratic leaders, including the president, continually reassured Americans that their brand of health care reform would not mean the rationing of care.
Barack Obama's sex-change surgery for America continues, without even the consolation of anesthesia. (A lot of voters have been asleep, anyway.) Dr. Obama hopes to get the surgery finished before the patient wakes up in November to his considerably altered bodyscape.
President Obama's decision to name Dr. Donald Berwick the country's chief Medicare officer by recess appointment means senators won't get a chance to question him anytime soon about a nonprofit job that has boosted his profile and personal fortunes.