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Tough confirmation battle looming for Medicare nominee

New York Times, June 22, 2010

President Obama's nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid, Dr. Donald M. Berwick, has been showing hospitals how they can save lives and money by zealously adhering to clinical protocols for the treatment of patients, the New York Times reports. Hospital executives who have worked with Berwick describe him as a visionary, inspiring leader, but a battle has erupted over his nomination that suggests Berwick faces a long uphill struggle to win Senate confirmation.