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.
The government is taking what President Obama calls "a long overdue step" to aid veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, making it easier for them receive federal benefits.
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).
Just two short weeks after Men's Health Week and less than three weeks after Father's Day, we learn more men are getting screened for colon cancer ( "Colon cancer screenings up, breast rate stalled," Web, Culture, Tuesday). That's great news, but what about screenings for prostate cancer?
Federal health scientists have panned a GlaxoSmithKline study that the company used to defend the safety of its embattled diabetes drug Avandia, a once blockbuster-seller that has fallen out of favor because of potential ties to heart attacks.
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.
In the midst of the East Coast's heat wave, 74 residents have been moved from a second Baltimore nursing home with faulty air conditioning.
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.