Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
President Obama has pulled another trick on the American public. He appointed nominee Donald Berwick as Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the Senate’s recess July 4th. He avoided a confirmation hearing. The American people did not have the opportunity to hear Dr. Berwick philosophy and his plans for Medicare.
President Obama avoided a Senate committee hearing because he did not want his healthcare proposals debated again so close to the November elections.
The traditional media did not cover Dr. Berwick’s views. The appointment was the most significant news story of the week. The New York Times Week in Review did not have a story about the appointment or a discussion of Dr. Berwick’s philosophy.
President Obama did not want the public to learn Dr. Berwick’s views and the impact his views could have on their medical care.
In this blog I am going to post Dr. Berwick’s public views as they appear on You Tube. It is important that all senior hear Dr. Berwick’s views from him and their potential impact.
In this Call To Action, I am asking readers to send this post to all the seniors they know. I ask those seniors to send this post to all the seniors they know. I hope the process will become viral. Seniors must understand the potential impact this appointment will have on their healthcare coverage and their freedom of choice.
The post will also provide information for seniors to make an informed decision on how to vote in the November elections.
The AMA endorsed Dr. Berwick. However, the AMA represents only 12% of the 750,000 physicians in the United States. AARP is supposed to represent seniors. It has received 4 billion dollars from United Healthcare and other healthcare insurance companies and has made a business out of the brand that is supposed to represent seniors.
The traditional sources of information have let us down once more. It is up to all citizens to speak out with their vote.
There are some of the Dr. Berwick’s statements. We are giving power to government to control our healthcare system. Seniors must understand the implications of President Obama’s philosophy to them and their healthcare as they get older.