Unchecked and Unbalanced
By Arnold Kling
In the July 26, 2008 issue of the British Journal of Medicine (BMJ), Dr. Berwick published an article praising the NHS on its 60th birthday and urging Great Britain to reject free enterprise in health care. In the United States, he argued, competition among rival health-care providers had produced an excess supply of health care.
Keith Hennessey calls Berwick’s recess appointment to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services a “process foul,” because the delay in confirming Berwick was due to the Democratic Committee Chairman’s failure to hold confirmation hearings.