Dr. Donald Berwick's recess appointment as CMS administrator will not lead to the implementation of a British form of health care system, White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod said in response to criticism from Republicans. "What we don't want in this midst of an election is to ... let this be drawn out in a long kind of political circus while the job that needs to be done is not getting done or not getting done with the man who should be doing it," Axelrod said in a television interview.

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