President Obama nominated Donald Berwick to run Medicare and Medicaid. The US Senate did not schedule any hearings on this man. Since the US Senate will be in recess, Obama will be making a recess appointment of this man. Donald Berwick is the absolute worst person to be in charge of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This is a man who believes that the government should be in control of health care and must ration care. He praised the NHS health care system in the UK, which rations care. He condemns capitalism and the American system of providing health care. Instead, he praises, and indeed says that he “romanticizes” the fact that the UK system rations health care through the iron fist of its bureaucracies. He is an idiot. He is not an intellectual. He is not compassionate. He is a man without any merit who believes that his decisions should override those of millions of individuals arranging their health care decisions themselves.