7.7.10- Obama Bypasses Congress to Appoint Dr. Berwick

Yesterday the White House announced that President Obama will appoint Dr. Don Berwick to be the new Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. After many Republicans in Congress made it clear that they would try to stall the nomination, Obama bypassed Congress by using a recess appointment to to make Berwick the new head of the federal agency.

Read more about the appointment on Maggie Mahar's Health Beat Blog.

Watch video clips of Dr. Berwick from Money-Driven Medicine.