Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) took the time to chat with us today regarding his impressions of Don Berwick's fractious testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. A physician himself, Price pressed Berwick on questions regarding the rationing of care and other key matters.
This line of questioning led to a side-by-side moment that is really made for TV — Berwick today saying: “I abhor rationing. My entire life has been spent fighting rationing.”
Compare that to a quote from Berwick in 2009: “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”
Today also marked the launch of DonBerwick.com, Heartland's new standalone site which will function as a clearinghouse for material on Berwick and for monitoring his speeches and appearances before committees. I hope you'll check it out, and follow @DonBerwick on Twitter for updates.