06.04.2010 0

Who is Donald Berwick?

By Adam Bitely –

Donald Berwick is the Obama nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. This nomination is highly distrubing.

Berwick has proven himself to be an advocate of health care rationing. In a 1992 Washington Post Op-Ed, he argued for a Utopian state of government run health care that would cut down the number of hospital beds and would address the earnings gap between general practitioners and specialists.

But Berwick has other problems aside from being a lover of centrally planned health care. Conflicts of Interest:

Berwick draws a large annual salary and generous benefits (worth well over $700,000 in total) from the organization that he started in 1991, the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI). Who has funded this organization? Health care companies that Berwick, as CMS Administrator, would be both regulating and paying. For example, Kaiser Permante and has pledged $10 million to Berwick’s organization. Allina Hospitals and Clinics, National Alliance, Premier, and Ascension Health have also partnered with IHI.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended Obama appointee to head the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The above information was provided by Americans for Limited Government who recently published this Nominee Alert regarding Donald Berwick.

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