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July 7, 2010

Item #5: Obama Appoints Marxist to Lead Death Panel

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at July 7, 2010 4:45 AM

In a recess appointment (to circumvent Senate hearings in which the radical views of his appointee would have been highlighted by Republican senators) Obama has appointed Donald Berwick to head up the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He will be in charge of implementing the $500 Billion in cuts envisioned by ObamaCare (if they happen).

Milton Wolf has dug up some of Mr. Berwick's more colorful proclamations. Among them:

Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, MUST redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is, by definition, redistributional.

That is, despite everything the Obamunists claimed during the Health Care debate, ObamaCare is socialism. And it is just the beginning. What Berwick really admires is Britain's decrepit, bureaucratic National Health Service.

I am romantic about the [British] National Health Service; I love it.

Wolf notes that the imposition of NHS-style controls in the USA would lead to an additional 125,000 cancer deaths per year. But, that's okay, because sick and old people are not worth saving, or so Zeke Emanuel tells us.

And in Massachusetts, where RomneyCare (the state version of ObamaCare) is crashing and burning, a state legislator has introduced a bill to make it illegal to practice medicine outside of the Government Health Care system.