Bypassing the normal Senate confirmation process, President Obama made a recess appointment of a health care rationing advocate to implement ObamaCare as the chief administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Dr. Donald Berwick has publicly supported health care rationing as the ultimate cost control mechanism. In a June 2009 interview, Berwick said, “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care—the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”
ObamaCare will spend $2.5 billion on comparative effectiveness to determine the most cost-effective care for America. ObamaCare’s comparative effectiveness is modeled after the British National Health Service (NHS) and its National Institute for Clinical Health Excellence (NICE). NICE determines the quantity and type of health care people receive based on its effectiveness. "NICE is not just a national treasure; it is a global treasure," according to Berwick.
For previous ObamaCare Flatlines, go to http://www.gop.gov/obamacare.