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Obama's outrageous recess appointment of central planner and rationing enthusiast, Donald Berwick

Berwick: Bigger Than Kagan

If the American people want the health-care world Dr. Berwick wishes to give them, that's their choice. But they must be given that choice.

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By DANIEL HENNINGER

Barack Obama's incredible "recess appointment" of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is probably the most significant domestic-policy personnel decision in a generation. It is more important to the direction of the country than Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.

The court's decisions are subject to the tempering influence of nine competing minds. Dr. Berwick would direct an agency that has a budget bigger than the Pentagon. Decisions by the CMS shape American medicine.

Dr. Berwick's ideas on the design and purpose of the U.S. system of medicine aren't merely about "change." They would be revolutionary

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Added: Jul-15-2010 Occurred On: Jul-15-2010
By: vicsemprini
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Tags: ObamaCare, Obama, Health Care Reform, Rationing, Donald Berwick, individual rights
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