Regarding Daschle tapped for HHS chief:
Looking historically at Tom Daschles advocacy, the former Senate majority leader proposed the formation of a Federal Health Board in March 2008 to deal with three problems: costs, access and disparity of quality. Like the Federal Reserve Board, Daschle envisions the Federal Health Board would ensure standards, transparency and performance for public health, and a framework for the private healthcare system. Ultimately, this would be a government-run administration of U.S. healthcare. Daschle sees the Federal Health Board setting evidence-based standards for benefitsin other words, pay-for-performance. He is a known supporter of universal health plans. I will be interested to see how this plays out.
Adele AllisonDirector of market developmentEHSBirmingham, Ala.
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