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Medicare nominee would face big changes

Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2010

Donald Berwick, President Barack Obama's choice to lead the agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid, would face the major challenge of overseeing sweeping changes to both programs required under the recently enacted healthcare overhaul, if elected. According to two administration officials, Obama will nominate Berwick, a Harvard University professor and specialist in patient safety, to take over the top post at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Wall Street Journal reports.