Daschle could push for fast health reform

Another quick update, this time from an AP article about Obama cabinet appointments:

Daschle could push Obama for quick action on health care reform next year, if he follows his own advice.

Daschle said efforts during the Clinton administration, led by Hillary Clinton, took too long and went into too much detail, giving every interest group an opportunity to find something they didn’t like about the plan.

“The next president should act immediately to capitalize on the goodwill that greets any incoming administration. If that means attaching a health-care plan to the federal budget, so be it,” Daschle wrote in a book he released this year, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” “This issue is too important to be stalled by Senate protocol.”

After watching the PEPFAR Senate debacle last year, I’m inclined to agree.

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~ by h.e.g. on November 20, 2008.

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