Despite the Obama administration's attempt to put a friendly new face on the rationer-in-chief, Berwick has a long paper trail of advocating government controls over health care. Scherz does a nice job of reviewing Berwick's past statements:
Dr. Berwick has always viewed himself as a "leader" who needs to radically change American health care; he cannot now suddenly alter these years of radical opinions about how terrible American healthcare is by giving a hopeful speech about his plans for Medicare. This is a man who has stated that healthcare by definition involves wealth redistribution, and he intends to make good on his promises.(Read the full text of "Meet the 'New' Donald Berwick".).
Dr. Scherz isn't fooled by the "New" Berwick. Let's hope America isn't either.