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U.S. system may be next for health innovator

Boston Globe, March 31, 2010

Donald Berwick, a pediatrician and Harvard Medical School professor, is President Obama's choice to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A White House spokesman confirmed the nomination, expected to be official soon. Under the sweeping health overhaul Congress approved, Medicare will be scaled back more than $400 billion over 10 years, while Medicaid will extend health coverage to millions more poor people—its largest expansion ever.