Jackie Judd, Kaiser Family Foundation and Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News
President Obama’s decision to use his recess appointment powers to nominate Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continues to anger Republicans who wanted a public examination of Berwick’s record. Meanwhile, several less-known provisions of the health care law, including more coverage of preventive services and help with employers to cover early retirees health care costs, go into effect this year.KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.
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