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This column is a collaboration between KHN and The New Republic. He’s a socialist! He’ll redistribute wealth! He wants to pull the plug on grandma! That’s what Republicans said about President Barack Obama back in 2009, while he was trying to make health care reform bill law. Now they’re saying it about Donald Berwick, the man Obama has appointed to help make health care reform work. Who is Berwick? He’s one of the nation’s well-respected and best-known authorities on our health care system.