National Partnership for Women & Families

Members and Friends of the Campaign for Better Care Speak Out on Berwick Appointment

Statements of members and friends of the Campaign for Better Care
Washington, D.C. — July 7, 2010 —



National Partners

Community Catalyst: Leading Consumer Group Lauds Berwick Recess Appointment

"We applaud the Obama Administration’s recess appointment of Donald Berwick, M.D. to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Berwick is uniquely qualified for the job of implementing health reform. He brings years of experience leading health care system transformations, and is a recognized innovator for his efforts to reduce medical errors and improve the quality of care while reducing costs. [...] More

National Health Law Program (NHeLP): NHeLP Supports Appointment of Donald Berwick to CMS

"NHeLP supports the White House appointment of Dr. Don Berwick as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We believe he is exactly the right person to lead CMS at this critical time. [...] More

National Partnership for Women & Families: "Recess Appointment of Donald Berwick Is Best and Only Choice," Leading Consumer Advocate Says

"The Obama Administration is making the best and only choice with a recess appointment of Donald Berwick, M.D. to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Berwick is a highly qualified candidate with extraordinary skill, vast experience and deep dedication to improving America’s health care system. [...] More

Steering Committee; National Consumer Coalition Members

AFL-CIO: Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On the Appointment of Dr. Don Berwick To Lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

"We applaud the appointment today of Don Berwick, M.D., to direct the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). There is no better individual than Dr. Berwick to lead the effort to transform our health care system into one that provides every patient with the best possible care at every interaction. [...] More

The Consumer Voice: Statement on the Appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to Head CMS

"The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care welcomes President Obama’s appointment today of Dr. Donald Berwick to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS is the federal agency responsible for the regulation of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and services that receive Medicare and Medicaid funds. [...] More

Consumers for Affordable Health Care:Consumer Group Supports President Obama's Appointment of Don Berwick, MD, to Lead CMS; Berwick is Right Choice to Improve Health Care Quality and Lower Costs

"Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC), lead organization of the Maine Campaign for Better Care, supports President Obama's appointment of Don Berwick, M.D., to be the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Berwick is a leading authority on health care quality and improvement and has consistently prioritized patients' needs. He has the support of doctors, businesses, consumers, and hospitals. [...] More

Consumers Union: Berwick Appointed to Head Medicare, Medicaid

"We are relieved that President Obama moved ahead on this appointment. Don is a health care leader of extraordinary skill, knowledge, and compassion. He's the right person for the job at this critical moment. [...] More

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Statement by Wade Henderson on the Recess Appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

"President Obama made the right call in granting a recess appointment today to Dr. Donald Berwick to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Despite the support of consumers, employers, clinicians, health plans and health providers, Dr. Berwick's nomination has been the object of baseless attacks and partisan obstruction by opponents of the new health care law. [...] More

Medicare Rights Center: Statement by Medicare Rights Center President Joe Baker on the Appointment of Dr. Donald M. Berwick as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

"The Medicare Rights Center strongly supports the appointment of Dr. Donald M. Berwick, an innovator in the field of health policy, to serve as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Berwick’s dedication to and expertise in health care quality and patient safety will improve the level of care provided to all people in the United States. [...] More

National Council on Aging: NCOA Lauds Berwick as New CMS Administrator

"The National Council on Aging (NCOA) expresses confidence in Don Berwick’s ability to protect and strengthen the Medicare and Medicaid programs, as the new administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). [...] More

Ohio Campaign for Better Care: Ohio Campaign for Better Care Applauds Appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to Head CMS

The Ohio Campaign for Better Care applauds the recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that oversees the nation’s two largest public health programs. The appointment of Dr. Berwick is great news for all Ohioans, especially older adults with chronic health conditions and their family caregivers, who need better care — and lowered health care spending. [...] More

U.S. PIRG: Presidential Appointment Provides Needed Leadership for Medicare and Medicaid

"If America's health care system is to seriously address its cost and quality challenges, the Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), charged with guiding new payment and delivery reforms, will play a vital role. [...] More

Friends of the Campaign for Better Care

Alliance of Community Health Plans: Alliance of Community Health Plans Supports Don Berwick’s Appointment as CMS Chief

"The Alliance of Community Health Plans applauds the appointment of Don Berwick, MD, to serve in the critical role as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Berwick has shown a sustained commitment to improving our nation’s health care system by focusing on the "Triple Aim" goals — better health, better care, at a lower cost. [...] More

Doctors for America:Doctors Applaud President’s Recess Appointment of Dr. Don Berwick

"Doctors for America strongly expressed their support today of President Obama’s appointment of Dr. Don Berwick, a pediatrician and President of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, to lead the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Over 1300 physician members of Doctors for America signed a letter of support for Dr. Berwick. [...] More

Contact

Cindy Romero (202) 986-2600 cromero@nationalpartnership.org

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.

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