Obama's nominee to head Medicare and Medicaid, Donald Berwick, can be seen applauding the British health care system in this video clip of a 2008 speech given in the UK. Those of you following Obama administration nominees will find it shocking, I am sure, to find Berwick is a professor at Harvard University. Will there be any left by the time Obama is done making all his appointments I wonder. The Washington Post adds Berwick is a, "leading advocate for improving health-care quality and efficiency." He also appears to be an unapologetic advocate for wealth redistribution as you will see in the video below.
If approved, Berwick will be tasked with heading two entitlements on course to bankrupt the county. Under those conditions, Berwick will have a redistribution Mardi Gras to look forward to at CMS. Criticisms of Dr. Berwick's admiration for the British health care system and wealth distribution are already being dismissed as political. One thing is certain, now that we have the opportunity to find the hidden gems in the health care law, Dr. Berwick has the honor of answering for the law in his hearing. To the victor belong the spoils, as they say: