While nominating Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to be secretary of Health and Human Services, President Obama today also picked Nancy-Ann Min DeParle as “health czar,” officially known as the head of the new White House Office for Health Reform.
DeParle’s name is new to me, but I guess it shouldn’t be. She ran the Health Care Finance Administration—now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services—during Bill Clinton’s second term as president and was director of the Office of Management and Budget during Clinton’s first term.
She also is a former Medicare Payment Advisory Commission trustee.
UPDATE, 12:40 p.m. CST: This change has been made. I knew it wouldn’t take long.