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Sebelius names Office of Health Reform personnel

Patient Access Weekly Advisor, May 13, 2009

The HHS healthcare reform team is beginning to take shape with the announcement of Office of Health Reform personnel on Monday.

The HHS office will “spearhead the department’s efforts to pass urgently needed health reform this year and coordinate closely with the White House Office of Health Reform.” President Barack Obama created both offices by an Executive Order April 8 in hopes of passing comprehensive healthcare reform in 2009, which is one of Obama’s top priorities.

“The skyrocketing cost of healthcare is crushing families and businesses and we must enact health reform this year,” says HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “The HHS Office of Health Reform and the White House Office of Health Reform will work in tandem to advance legislation and take immediate actions to cut costs, assure quality and affordable healthcare for all Americans, and guarantee Americans can choose their doctor and their health plan.”

Read the full story by HealthLeaders Media’s Les Masterson.

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