Berwick is good choice to lead CMS, two readers say
As an independent it troubles me greatly that Republicans would consider blocking Donald Berwick’s nomination (“GOP plots opposition to Berwick CMS nomination,” ModernHealthcare.com, April 21). I cannot think of any person in healthcare who has done more to try to progressively improve our healthcare systems from a private market perspective, unwilling to wait on the whims of any governmental action. Such a stance by Republicans would cause them to look even more like obstructionists—the party of no.
Americans have clearly indicated the need for change in healthcare, even if we differ greatly on how to bring about that change. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has successfully taken on this challenge. I find it very hard to argue against what they have done or on Berwick’s leadership of this fascinating organization. David Raymond Northville, Mich.