Skip to comments.New Medicare chief speaks out against rationing
Posted on 09/14/2010 2:13:42 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON -- The nation's health system can't be transformed by rationing medical care, President Barack Obama's new Medicare chief said Monday in his first major speech.
Dr. Donald Berwick's appointment earlier this summer without Senate confirmation was contentious because some Republicans accused him of being willing to deny care to save on costs. Since then, the administration has kept Berwick out of the limelight, turning the otherwise well-known medical innovation guru into something of a mystery man in Washington.
Berwick broke his silence Monday, telling an audience of health insurance industry representatives that pushing back against unsustainable costs cannot and should not involve "withholding from us, or our neighbors, any care that helps" or "harming a hair on any patient's head."
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I don’t believe him; he is a liar. We do not ration now. Just because an insurance company won’t pay for something doesn’t mean you can’t have it. It just means you have to pay for it. I know...perish the thought.
Who does Berwick think he’s kidding? Once the government, by virtue of paying for the bulk of a patients health care, effectively becomes the ‘sole provider’ of that care, they can do as they please. This is simply patting us on the head and pretending that government health care is nothing to be afraid of. Since it’s a leftist making the promise, you know it’s a lie, just as the costs of government health care are always a figment of the imagination and run about 10 times higher than projected. This Berwick guy fools no one who is paying attention and his arrogance that we can be lulled into believing his BS is annoying, to put it mildly.
More than that. There is ample video of him praising the NHS of the UK. He is a lover of rationing and this is a bold faced lie by a lying rat weasel.
Joseph Goebbel: If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
I have read Berwick’s positions.
This is the usual COMPLETE LYING from the Obama Regime.
You can’t gut Medicare by nearly $5 TRILLION over 20 years with out RATIONING.
How ObamaCare Guts Medicare
Washington Post “reporters”: A Democrat said it, I believe it, that settles it, no need for further debate or investigation.
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