Obama health czar directed firms in trouble

DeParle made millions from companies under federal investigation By Fred Schulte for MSNBC – Nancy-Ann DeParle, President Barack Obama‚Äôs health policy czar, served as a director of corporations that faced scores of federal investigations, whistleblower lawsuits and other regulatory actions, according to government records reviewed by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University. Several of…

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Obama sets up formal office for healthcare reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama set up an executive office for healthcare reform at the White House on Wednesday, saying the overhaul was one of the biggest priorities for the first year of his presidency. Obama issued an executive order that says the U.S. healthcare system “suffers from serious and pervasive problems.” The White…

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