Dangerous Liberal #9: Donald Berwick

Chris Field
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Posted: Jan 11, 2011 8:58 AM
From our January cover story "The 50 Most Dangerous Liberals in America":

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#9 DONALD BERWICK
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- or health care czar -- has a love affair with the socialist British health care system and wants a single-payer government system implemented in America.

A strong supporter of spreading the wealth, Berwick believes in death panels, planning the supply of health care and that rationing is essential to an efficiently run system. Berwick has said that "excellent health care is by definition re-distributional" and is an advocate of moving wealth from the rich to the poor in order to secure what he calls the human right of health care. Berwick has publicly condemned private health care systems in America and believes the health care market should not be left to the free hand of the market. Berwick also believes in one-size-fits-all health care, limiting health care options for different individual needs.

Berwick was recess-appointed by President Obama, making the opportunity for a Senate hearing to expose his radical beliefs unavailable. He now controls a budget that dwarfs the budget available to the Pentagon and runs the largest insurance program in the country. He is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of ObamaCare.

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