Doubling Down on Obamacare

    President Obama’s appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may be the beginning of the end for socialized medicine. When the Democrats passed their health insurance nationalization scheme known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), they knew it was unpopular.  The conventional wisdom among liberals was that it would become more popular with the | Read More »

    Breaking: Baucus balked at Berwick hearings- should call post appointment hearings now

    Charles Grassley, the ranking republican on the Senate Finance Committee, called for hearings on the appointment of Dr. Berwick to head the federal medicare system two weeks ago.  Democratic Senator Max Baucus who heads the committee refused Grassley’s request.  (As usual Barack Obama and Robert Gibbs lied to the American public by claiming that the GOP blocked the confirmation process). Now, Baucus is condemning the | Read More »

    Obama’s Mystery Recess Appointment

    President Obama’s latest end run around Congress was to appoint Dr. Donald Berwick, a non-practicing pediatrician and head of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by utilizing a recess appointment. Once again, someone who is not vetted by Congress slips through to a major post, in this case overseeing the 800 billion dollar budgets of | Read More »