The interviewer makes a compelling case for doctors as government leaders. Here’s a choice quote:
Dr. Chatterjee: What are some of your main goals/agenda items that you want to accomplish as the next Governor of Massachusetts?
Dr. Berwick: There are five main areas. First, I want to improve the quality of education in Massachusetts. We already have one of the best public school systems in the nation. I want to stress on public investment, specifically, investing in teachers to seek higher education and training, and thus grow intellectually. Second, I want to improve the public transportation system in Massachusetts, which despite its quality, I think is under-maintained. Third, I am the only candidate in the race that is seriously calling for a single-payer healthcare system for our Commonwealth, and not just paying lip-service to it. Fourth, I want to make sure that the social safety net is in place due to rising social and financial inequality in our state as well as our country as a whole. I am a big believer in social justice. Lastly, I want to invest in workforce development as evidenced by my commitment to instituting workforce development programs during my stint as the Chief of Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The whole thing is well worth a read: