Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Probably the best way out . . .

President Obama has decided to seat Donald Berwick via a recess appointment, avoiding what would have been weeks of idiocy and lies by Republican senators and a likely filibuster.

On the one hand, CMS needs a director, Berwick has work to do, and Obama has other battles to fight. But somehow, some way, we need to have this conversation. Maybe it's impossible after all, I don't know. But if we don't do it, we're screwed.


Anonymous said...

Berwick has himself praised healthcare rationing and is a proud support of it. There are no lies there.

Cervantes said...

No, that, per se, would not be a lie. The issue is what "rationing" means and why the kind of rationing he wants to do is better or worse than what we have now.