Obama Nominates Kansas Gov. Sebelius to Head HHS
President Obama has pledged over $630 billion dollars towards Health Care Reform and he wants someone who “knows health care in and out”. On Monday March 2nd, 2009, Obama nominated Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat Governor from Kansas, as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to replace former nominee Senator Tom Daschle, who withdrew his nomination a month ago.
If confirmed by the Senate, Sebelius will have plenty of work ahead of her. The HHS has over 67,000 employees , and includes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health.