As Dr. Wolf notes, ObamaCare has been so politically toxic for the Obama administration that their choice to head Medicare, Dr. Donald Berwick, had to step down after his recess appointment expired. Berwick is, of course, an unapologetic supporter of UK-style medical rationing. Wolf cites some representative quotes from Berwick in which he makes his position perfectly clear.
As Wolf notes:
Politically, White House operatives had little choice but to jettison the toxic Dr. Berwick, ironically for simply saying aloud what they themselves privately think.(Read the full text of "Bye-bye, Berwick".)
President Obama has now chosen to nominate Berwick's second-in-command, Marilyn Tavenner, to take over Medicare. For more information on what to expect from her, see this piece in the 11/26/2011 American Thinker "Obama's Problematic New Nominee for Top Medicare/Medicaid Post". Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
The names may change, but the battle for health care freedom continues...