President Picks Sebelius, DeParle for Key Health Care Posts

President Obama announces his picks for two key health care posts. If confirmed by the Senate, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius would be named health and human services secretary. As the director of the White House Office on Health Reform, Nancy-Ann DeParle, a former Clinton administration official, would work with Sebelius as the president's point person coordinating outreach to Congress on health care reform.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Nancy-Ann DeParle, a former Clinton administration official, may soon join President Obama's health care reform team.

If confirmed by the Senate, Sebelius would be named health and human services secretary. As the director of the White House Office on Health Reform, DeParle would work with Sebelius as the president's point person coordinating outreach to Congress on health care reform.

Obama's first pick for the health and human services secretary post, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, withdrew in early February amid questions about unpaid taxes.

Obama also announced the release of $155 million in stimulus package funds to establish 126 new health centers. The centers will be designed to help provide primary and preventive health care services to people without health insurance.

Source:  CNNPolitics.com,  Obama Taps Sebelius, DeParle for Health Posts

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