President Obama will bypass Congress and appoint Dr. Donald M. Berwick, a health policy expert, to run Medicare and Medicaid, the White House said Tuesday...Bush Jr appointed Thomas Scully to CMS. Scully betrayed the American people and then took a payoff job at big pharma.
Berwick is the anti-Scully.
Appointing Berwick to run CMS is like appointing Hercules to run the Augean stables. It's a mind-boggling appointment. Since it's a recess appointment it's only good until late 2011, but by then Berwick may be ready to move on.