Obama’s team hopes to lower healthcare costs and increase insurance coverageBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1591 (Published 17 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1591
- Bob Roehr
- 1Washington, DC
The opportunity for health reform in the United States is greater now than it has been in more than 50 years, according to a government adviser on health in the country.
The director of the White House Office of Health Reform, Nancy-Ann DeParle, told a breakfast meeting of reporters this week that the twin goals are to lower costs and extend coverage to people who are uninsured.
Ms DeParle, whose background includes Harvard Law School, a master’s degree from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and extensive national experience with healthcare finance, is a counsellor to the president, Barack Obama.
“All of the groups who were at different sides of the table 15 years ago are …