Hounded ex-Medicare chief Berwick back in Boston

Donald Berwick, who was hounded out of Washington for saying something nice about the UK health system, is back in town and on WBUR today. Also check out today's NTYimes op/ed by Joe Nocera: Dr. Donald Berwick was already in Massachusetts when I spoke to him Sunday afternoon. He was back in the Newton home where he’d lived for 30 years, being … Continue reading Hounded ex-Medicare chief Berwick back in Boston

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Fascism and opposition to health reform

I once worked with a newspaper intern on a story about a new cancer treatment. Her lead was something like this: Like Hitler's army marching across Europe, cancer spreads through the body. Lesson one: Don't use Hitler in a story unless you're really talking about Hitler. Or as Rachel Maddow pointed out last night, it's … Continue reading Fascism and opposition to health reform