While Congress is on recess, Barack Obama will appoint Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or “CMS”.Presidents tend to appoint controversial nominees with recess appointments because they otherwise can’t get the votes. Barack Obama has appointed a number of extremely controversial people via recess appointment when he otherwise hasn’t had the opportunity to name them czars — positions that don’t need congressional approval.For example, Barack Obama named Kevin Jennings the “safe schools czar” bypassing congressional action. Jennings, who openly bragged about encouraging an underage boy to engage in a sexual relationship with a man who solicited the boy in a bus station bathroom, could never have been confirmed.But for all the disgusting sordid stuff in Kevin Jennings’ past, Donald Berwick is far worse.Donald Berwick openly wants to destroy the American medical system.This quote from Berwick sums up exactly why Barack Obama is bypassing Congress to put Berwick at CMS:
“Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.
Berwick has condemned the free market’s involvement in medical practice and declared the United States should be more like Britain, where some people die waiting in line for medical treatment.Berwick also lambasted consumers in the United States for being able to get the care they want as opposed to need in the United States. He wants to fix this “problem” declaring, “That is for leaders to do.”Barack Obama has foisted on the American public radical after radical. Donald Berwick might just be the most dangerous of them all.