Sebelius as Top Choice for HHS

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius who was an early Obama supporter is apparently President Obama’s top pick now for Secretary of health and human services. If Sebelius is nominated she brings “eight years of experience as her state’s insurance commissioner as well as six years as a governor running a state Medicaid program.”

The NY Times reports, with “President Obama about to begin a drive to expand health coverage, an issue on which the two parties have deep ideological divisions, her strongest asset in the view of the White House may be her record of navigating partisan politics as a Democrat in one of the country’s most Republican states.”

If Sebelius does become Secretary of HHS, she would be the 4th woman in Obama’s 15-member cabinet. Healthcare is a top issue for the Democratic party. Losing Daschle for the post was seen as a blow by many. See The Wonk Room for Sebelius’ record on healthcare.

[Originally published at TaylorMarsh.com]

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