Sadly, Republicans have chosen to ignore Dr. Berwick's record and the near universal accolades from his profession. Instead, they are using his nomination to carry on their cynical attacks on the Affordable Care Act, placing petty politics ahead of both medical science and the American people.  Despite their partisan attacks, Dr. Berwick has the support of 3 former Republican-appointed CMS administrators, who recognize his expertise and his commitment to patient-centered care.

Working families are pleased to join the broad array of consumers and health care providers who have endorsed Dr. Berwick's nomination. His appointment today finally puts us on a clear path to a higher quality, lower cost health care system.