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Rationing is back

TIME, May 17, 2010

If you're still mourning the loss of the healthcare debate's heated rhetoric, this article from TIME says you do not have to despair. It's about to get another lease on life thanks to the upcoming confirmation hearing for Donald Berwick, President Obama's pick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This powerful position within the Department of Health and Human Services is even more important now because whoever holds the job will oversee the huge expansion of Medicaid, cuts in Medicare, and cost-control pilot projects called for under the reform law, TIME reports.