Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tom Daschle for Health and Human Services Advisor

By Shawn Vuong

Well its pretty much official, our own Tom Daschle will be the secretary of HHS.  What does this mean for doctors and patients in South Dakota?  What does this mean for doctors and patients nationwide?  

Some don't believe Daschle is the right man for the job.  They may be worried about his past voting history, his history of partisan politics, or even his wife's job as a lobbyist that may play in conflicts of interests.  Others think he's perfect.  Either way you look at it, he's going to be a key component of the healthcare reform that America is about to see.  

To get a good idea of what's in store for us, I plan on reading "Critical: What We Can Do About The Health-Care Crisis" by Daschle.  The book came out Feb 2008, and I think its going to be the outline of what's to come.

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