So by appointing a whacked doctor to head medicare and medicaid while congress is on vacation, we are taking one more step toward socialized medicine. Rationing healthcare is for third world nations, we're getting there. Health care isn't even rationed in some third world nations, thanks to missions and charity. Why would we want to push our country down that road? Will it make some people feel better when we have to accept charity to stop pandemics here? I'm growing weary of Mr. O and his "friends". We're getting our first tastes of Orwellian prognostications.