Barack Obama appointed another communist, Donald Berwick, to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today. The president sidestepped a senate hearing by appointing this radical during a Congressional recess.
An excerpt from a 2008 speech by Donald Berwick, President Obama’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, speaking to a British audience about why he favors government-run health care.
Berwick also published an article in 2008 to warning the Brits about free market forces.
CNS News reported:
The article, published in the July 26, 2008 issue of the BMJ, compared the U.S. health care system unfavorably to the British system, which Berwick said he was “romantic about.”
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The article included a list of 10 suggestions for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). One of these suggestions was:
“Please don’t put your faith in market forces [emphasis in original]. It’s a popular idea: that Adam Smith’s invisible hand would do a better job of designing care than leaders with plans can. I find little evidence that market forces relying on consumers choosing among an array of products, with competitors fighting it out, leads to the healthcare system you want and need. In the U.S., competition is a major reason for our duplicative, supply driven, fragmented care system.”