Editorial: GOP Should Not Hold Up Berwick Nomination
Republican charges that Donald Berwick, President Obama's choice for CMS administrator, supports health care rationing is "misdirection at best," a Los Angeles Times editorial states. The editorial adds that lawmakers have control over budget decisions for Medicare and Medicaid, not the CMS administrator. Berwick is a good choice for an agency that has been without a leader for too long and his "nomination shouldn't be held hostage while the GOP tries to refight old battles over the new health care reform law," the editorial concludes.
- "The Efficiency Expert Health Care Needs" (Los Angeles Times, 6/9).