Raimondo, Whitehouse garner national media mention
Rhode Island’s pension overhaul is harvesting national media attention, particularly for State General Treasurer Gina Raimondo. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Sunday edition have already weighed in on the pension issue in Little Rhody. Now comes Time Magazine with this report, via Ted Nesi at WPRI.com.
The NY Times Sunday edition (Dec.3) also had a story by Robert Pear, essentially a going away piece on Dr. Donald Berwick, who was in charge of the federal Medicaid and Medicare programs for the past 17 months. In his farewell interview, Berwick cites RI U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Democrats both, as two members of Congress who have “deep knowledge’’ of national health care policies.