“The decision is not whether or not we will ration care – the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open,” Berwick said while discussing the council for Comparative Effectiveness Research, which was tasked with researching and evaluating the cost of medical treatments and their outcomes. It was part of the $787 billion stimulus package and one of the building blocks Obama wanted in place before the health-care takeover bill was passed, writes Jane Chastain.
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