Wednesday, July 07, 2010

H/T On The Mark... go read all his info here!

UPDATED Video above!!! Listen as Obama's illegal appointee praises Britain and demonizes America's Free Enterprise Health Care System:

Even some democrats are getting very nervous...
Dem Baucus joins GOP in blasting Obama CMS recess appointment

Echoing Republicans, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for sidestepping Congress to install Donald Berwick atop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

"Senate confirmation of presidential appointees is an essential process prescribed by the Constitution that serves as a check on executive power and protects Montanans and all Americans by ensuring that crucial questions are asked of the nominee — and answered," Baucus said in a statement....


The New York Times says it is "unusual"... others would certainly use other adjectives to describe Obama bypassing congressional approval of the man being given charge of implementing Nationalized Health Care over Medicare and Medicaid ... esp. when you consider the following quote in the article about the man's call for what he believes is the need for the rationing of medical benefits and services... to cap spending... and even more startling... he calls for a reduction of high-tech medical technology and surgry... and then goes on to express his greatest desire is to model our new system after Britain's miserable health care fiasco...
"...he has spoken of the need to ration health care and cap spending, has supported efforts to “reduce the total supply of high-technology medical and surgical care” and has expressed great admiration for the British health care system..."

Now... we were told by the President that there would be no reduction in benefits... so... do you think there is something wrong with this picture.

New York Times article
Obama to Bypass Senate to Name Health Official

WASHINGTON — President Obama will bypass Congress and appoint Dr. Donald M. Berwick, a health policy expert, to run Medicare and Medicaid, the White House said Tuesday.

Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, said the “recess appointment” was needed to carry out the new health care law. The law calls for huge changes in the two programs, which together insure nearly one-third of all Americans.

Mr. Pfeiffer said the president would appoint Dr. Berwick on Wednesday. Mr. Obama decided to act because “many Republicans in Congress have made it clear in recent weeks that they were going to stall the nomination as long as they could, solely to score political points,” Mr. Pfeiffer said.

As a recess appointee, Dr. Berwick will have all the powers of a permanent appointee.... The recess appointment was somewhat unusual because the Senate is in recess for less than two weeks and senators were still waiting for Dr. Berwick to submit responses to some of their requests for information. No confirmation hearing has been held or scheduled.

Although hospital executives who have worked with Dr. Berwick describe him as a visionary, inspiring leader, he would have faced a long, difficult struggle to win Senate confirmation....

In two decades as a professor of health policy and as a prolific writer, Dr. Berwick has championed the interests of patients and consumers. At the same time, he has spoken of the need to ration health care and cap spending, has supported efforts to “reduce the total supply of high-technology medical and surgical care” and has expressed great admiration for the British health care system....

Do you think that Obama doesn't want the man to have to answer questions to congress as to why he wants to style our new "system" after the "British System"... and why he cherishes the idea of rationing health care and cap spending?

Do you think Obama might not want Americans to hear those questions answered?

xtnyoda, shalomed

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