By Wesley J. Smith The NHS [British National Health Service] is a disaster, squared–caused by socialized systems, rationing, and centralized control. Over the years, I have reported here on women giving birth in hospital hallways, people being kept waiting in ambulances before entering ERs in order to permit hospitals to comply with waiting time directives …Continue reading "Donald Berwick Gets His Dream Job at NHS"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. We wrote about the departure of Donald Berwick last week, but it was during the extended Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend. My guess is a lot of people didn’t see it. Here’s an excellent account by bioethicist Wesley J. Smith. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Donald Berwick has resigned as the head of Medicare. …Continue reading "Health Care Would-Be Rationer Out at Medicare"
By Dave Andrusko Just weeks before he would have been forced to leave his post, Donald Berwick, the symbol for much of what opponents feared most about ObamaCare, announced his resignation as the top administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. After running into enormous resistance President Obama made Berwick, a Harvard professor, …Continue reading "Rationing Proponent Donald Berwick Announces Resignation"
By Dave Andrusko Dr. Donald Berwick, who became head of the powerful Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via a controversial recess appointment made by President Obama, is as popular with the Washington media as he is deeply unpopular with most Republicans and all pro-lifers. A couple of days ago the Washington Post ran a …Continue reading "Berwick in “Race Against Time”"
By Dave Andrusko Faced with thinly veiled threats from the Obama Administration to cut off billions in Medicaid funds, the state of Indiana received some welcomed news in the form of a letter of support released yesterday from 28 Republican senators sent to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) In …Continue reading "28 Republican Senators Send Obama Administration Letter In Support of State of Indiana"
By Dave Andrusko By Monday afternoon, when next we discuss the Obama administration’s heavy-handed attempt to coerce the state of Indiana, a federal judge will have heard Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s suit challenging a new law that denies state-directed funding for businesses and organizations performing abortions, except for hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers. The hearing, …Continue reading "Indiana Not Budging, Despite Threats from Obama Administration"