THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

Lack of Medicare Chief Is a Strike Against Reform

  By DAVID LEONHARDT

Published: January 12, 2010
Almost a year after taking office, President Obama has not yet nominated anybody to run Medicare.
Erik Jacobs for The New York Times

Jon Kingsdale, who oversees the universal health care plan in Massachusetts, says putting the state’s reform, which is less ambitious than the federal government’s, into effect was not easy.

The White House will offer plenty of reasons for the delay: the derailment of Tom Daschle’s candidacy as White House health adviser, the nitpicky nature of the Senate confirmation process, the likelihood that Republicans would use any nomination to slow health reform.

Read more: NY Times

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