Thursday, September 16, 2010

Berwick dances around all sides of issues

From the Washington Post:

The nation's health system can't be transformed by rationing medical care, President Barack Obama's new Medicare chief said Monday in his first major speech.

So we should “ration with out eyes open” but the health system “can't be transformed” by rationing. Bob Wachter was right when he said that Berwick was intellectually nimble.


Berwick broke his silence Monday, telling an audience of health insurance industry representatives that pushing back against unsustainable costs cannot and should not involve "withholding from us, or our neighbors, any care that helps" or "harming a hair on any patient's head."

If only it were possible. Pure Kool-Aid.

H/T to Secondhand Smoke.

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