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Berwick speaks out in favor of health reform law, ACOs
Modern Healthcare

CMS Administrator Donald Berwick said he “can’t imagine a worse idea” than repealing the federal health reform law. And removing a requirement that all Americans carry health insurance starting in 2014 would have detrimental effects, he said.

“Without the individual mandate, the intention to extend coverage, especially to people with chronic illnesses, would unravel,” Berwick said in San Francisco, calling the requirement “bearing your share of responsibility for your health.”