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Senate Republicans seek to link Berwick to rationed care
Modern Healthcare

In a pre-emptive strike against one of the administration’s highest profile nominees, Senate Republicans on Wednesday bashed Donald Berwick—the White House’s pick to run the CMS—using decades of written articles and public comments to tie him to broader plans to restrict care.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and two senior members, Pat Roberts of Kansas and John Barrasso of Wyoming, took to the Senate floor to paint Berwick as a proponent of rationing care as a means to drive down healthcare costs.