Pataki Blasts Berwick Recess Appointment

Thursday, July 8, 2010 General News J E 4

WASHINGTON, July 7 Governor George Pataki, Chairman of Revere America, issued the following statement today strongly opposing President Obama's decision to use a recess appointment to install Dr. Donald M. Berwick as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).



Pataki said:

"Having rammed through ObamaCare against the wishes of the American people, President Obama is now trying to sneak through by recess appointment his proposed head of CMS.

"With the decision to install Dr. Donald M. Berwick as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through a recess appointment, President Obama is trying to avoid public disclosure of the views of the man who will have enormous unprecedented power over the healthcare of every single American. This is wrong. The American people deserve far better, and they certainly deserve a full public discussion of Dr Berwick's radical views.

"Dr. Berwick has made clear his unmitigated preference for the rationing of care and the institution of across-the-board mandatory treatment regimens at the expense of doctors practicing medicine based on the unique needs of individuals. His long record of embracing and promoting socialist-style, government-run health care represents a clear and present danger to every patient and every physician across the country."

About Revere America

Chaired by Governor George Pataki, Revere America is dedicated to advancing common sense public policies rooted in our traditions of freedom and free markets that will once again make America secure and prosperous for generations to come.

Revere America's national petition drive to collect one million signatures of like-minded Americans who want to repeal and replace ObamaCare was launched in Boston on April 18th - the 235th Anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride and has since traveled coast to coast holding public events and rallies. More than 125,000 Americans have already signed the Revere America petition.

More information about Revere America and the national petition drive is available at

SOURCE Revere America


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