Obama Health Team Turns to Carrying Out Law
The New York Times profiles the Obama administration officials whose job it will now be to put the new health care reform law into practice: "Jay Angoff, a longtime consumer advocate and nemesis of the insurance industry, will lead efforts to regulate insurers and insurance markets. Jeanne M. Lambrew, an idealistic veteran of the Clinton White House, is carrying out provisions of the law aimed at expanding coverage. And Phyllis C. Borzi, a top Labor Department official, will police the conduct of employers, who provide health benefits to more than 150 million Americans. Their task is to translate the promise of the law into reality, with help from the private sector, if possible."
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Obama's Day Ahead
President Obama will meet at 12:30 p.m. ET with senior advisers. He will meet at 1 p.m. ET with Sudan Special Envoy General Scott Gration. He will depart from the White House at 3 p.m. ET, and from Andrews Air Force Base at 3:15 p.m. ET, arriving in Los Angeles at 8:25 p.m. ET. He will deliver remarks at a 9 p.m. ET fundraising reception for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and the DNC, at another fundraising event for Boxer and the DNC at 9:40 p.m. ET, and at a fundraising dinner for Boxer and the DNC at 11:45 p.m. ET.