President Obama's choice to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Donald Berwick, was opposed by Republicans who alleged -- inaccurately -- that he is in favor of rationing health care. Thus, the President made a recess appointment which, by law, can only last one year. Today is Dr. Berwick's last day. To read about his top five accomplishments, go here.
We here at Advocacy for Patients wish to thank Dr. Berwick for his public service. He has made a major contribution to health care in the United States -- one that will continue to pay benefits for many years to come. Jennifer