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White House Renominates Berwick As Medicare Chief

Six months after installing Dr. Don Berwick to direct the Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services with a recess appointment, the Obama administration has renominated him.  

Politico: Medicare Chief Berwick Gets W.H. Nod
On Wednesday night, the White House renominated Dr. Don Berwick to head the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Haberkorn, 1/26).

The Associated Press: White House Renominates Berwick As Medicare Chief
President Barack Obama has renominated Donald M. Berwick to be Medicare chief six months after bypassing the Senate and installing him in the job in a recess appointment, the White House announced Wednesday. Obama initially nominated Berwick last April. After the recess appointment in July, Berwick could serve through this year without Senate confirmation (1/26).

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