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Who Is Obama’s Healthcare Czar?

Mar 9, 2009

Obama appointed Nancy-Ann DeParle to head the new White House Office of Health Reform.

DeParle has been a Washington insider for many years. As head of the Health Care Financing Administration, she implemented changes in 1997 that allowed private insurance companies to drain additional billions of dollars from the Medicare program.

Since then, she has worked at JP Morgan Partners and the private equity firm CCMP Capital, advising both on investments in health care companies. She also served on the boards of directors of medical companies Boston Scientific, Cerner, DaVita and Medco Health Solutions (one of the biggest prescription drug providers).

DeParle has a record of running healthcare for the profit of private insurance companies, drug companies, for-profit hospitals, etc.

So what kind of “reform” do you think she will she lead?