In an insult to the American people, Obama used a recess appointment to make Donald Berwick the head of the part of our federal government that oversees Medicaid and Medicare. Obama was clearly scared to permit Congress to question Berwick. After all, Berwick has already admitted that his is in favor of legalized theft: "Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer." Karl Marx would agree! And, Berwick approves of the government rationing of medical services: "The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open." Berwick and Obama are two peas in a pod: their socialist contempt for free markets -- including a free market in medicine -- knows no bounds. Shame on them, and even more shame on their supporters.

Mark Kalinowski
Clifton, NJ