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President to Use Recess Appointment to Install Medicare Leader

President Barack Obama is scheduled today to make Dr. Donald Berwick a recess appointment as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Berwick, whom the president nominated in April, will take control of the agency without going through a confirmation process. According to White House officials, “the agency …

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Healthcare Bill One Step Closer to Law

Early this morning, Senate passed a crucial step toward final passage of the healthcare bill. In a 60-40 vote, Senate approved a procedural motion, a cloture vote, to move the legislation to a final vote later this week. The vote taken this morning is the first of three procedural measures …

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