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Donald Berwick

Coakley Reportedly Thinking About Running Again

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost a 2010 U.S. Senate special election to Scott Brown after squandering a large lead, is consider...

Key Health Care Agency Leaderless For Six-Plus Years

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

The nation's largest health insurer hasn't had a full-fledged chief executive for more than six years. No, it's not UnitedHealth Group or WellPoint -...

Cantor Takes Unexpected Stance On Obama Nominee

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's Medicare nominee Tuesday got unexpected support from one of Congress' Republican stars. House Majority Lea...

Why Republicans Are Wrong About Rationing and Dr. Berwick

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

It's a sad day for health care in America now that Republican senators have refused to confirm Dr. Donald Berwick, who has been serving in a recess appointment as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services .

Key Medicare Figure Steps Aside

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The point man for carrying out President Barack Obama's health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocki...

The ABCs of Getting Health Reform Right

Judith S. Palfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith S. Palfrey

Some naysayers in Congress are attacking the Prevention Fund proposed in Obama's Affordable Care Act, labeling it a 'slush fund.' They are completely missing the point.

Senate Republicans Push To Oust Medicare Chief

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Unable to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, Republicans are trying to oust the official who is quarterbacking the ov...

Obama Bypassing Senate To Fill Medicare Post

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama intends to use the congressional recess to bypass the Senate and appoint Dr. Donald Berwick, an expert on pa...

Rational Rationing vs. Irrational Rationing: The Struggle for the Legacy of Ruben Betancourt

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Are there circumstances in which patient autonomy, as expressed through surrogates, should be overruled in the name of resource allocation and/or sound medical practice?