Sebelius, DeParle bring executive, budget expertise

03/3/2009 |

The selection of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to lead the HHS and Nancy-Ann DeParle to become director of the White House Office of Health Care Reform indicates that the Obama administration's approach prioritizes executive and budget skills over political influence, according to The RPM Report. DeParle's experience in government and work with health care finances will help the administration coordinate its reform efforts among political players and economists. Democrats say Sebelius' experience as Kansas insurance commissioner could aid in handling opposition from the insurance sector.

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