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By Brian Dolan March 2, 2009
President Obama has named Clinton Administration vet Nancy-Ann DeParle to the post of Director of the White House Office for Health Reform. The position is commonly referred to as the "health czar," which Obama's first pick for HHS secretary (and health czar) Tom Daschle coined. Obama also publicly confirmed reports that Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius will lead the HHS. DeParle managed...
By Brian Dolan February 28, 2009
Looks like our original post on this was spot on: According to most major media outlets, President Obama has tapped Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be secretary of Health and Human Services. The official announcement is expected to take place Monday. Former Senate leader Tom Daschle was Obama's first nominee, but he bowed out after some $146,000 in unpaid taxes came to light during his...
By Brian Dolan February 1, 2009
Designate health reform czar Former Senate Leader Tom Daschle's chief-of-staff Mark B. Childress, the second former lobbyist to land at the HHS, announced that he would recuse himself from all decisions related to topics he lobbied on for clients including PanFlu and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. On his second day of office, President Obama issued an executive order that prohibited...