Will the new Republican House majority scrutinize the past history of Obama appointees who were slipped through during congressional recesses? If Republicans’ pitiful performance during last week’s appearance of Donald Berwick before Senate Finance Committee is any indication, then there is little chance that the Messiah’s “fundamental transformation” of America will be stopped.
Leftwing zealot Donald Berwick is Obama’s recess appointment to head Medicare and Medicaid. See my report on the egotistical Harvard man HERE.
Heartland Institute’s Ben Domenech reports on Berwick’s first appearance before Congress.
Not one single member [of the Senate Finance Committee] brought up Berwick’s past statements. They did not find the time to ask him about his “romantic” feelings for the NHS [The UK's National Health Service]. They did not ask him about his statement that “I cannot believe that the individual healthcare consumer can enforce through choice the proper configurations of a system as massive and complex as healthcare. That is for leaders to do.” Or his view that we shouldn’t “put [our] faith in market forces. It’s a popular idea: that Adam Smith’s invisible hand would do a better job of designing care than leaders with plans can.” Or his stated opinion that “Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized, and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.”
Let’s hope that John Boehner rallies his House majority to expose Berwick’s radicalism. The GOP must extract the man from the critical job that he now occupies, a role in which Berwick can act on his romantic feelings for the deadly British health care system, a role in which the haughty Harvard doctor can import the Brits’ lethal instincts to America.