Sec. State or Chair of Insurance Coverage Working Group

Senator Hillary Clinton now has a choice. Either she accepts a possible appointment as Secretary of State of the United States or she goes back to the Senate and Chair the Insurance Coverage Working Group established by Senator Kennedy.

Today Kennedy named three Senators to Chair three working groups that would work on Health Care reform.

Prevention and Public Health: Chair Senator Tom Harkin
Healthcare Quality: Chair Senator Barbara Mikulski
Insurance Coverage: Chair Senator Hillary Clinton

As we all know, Clinton asked Kennedy to create a Subcommittee on Healthcare, which she could chair. That request was denied. Kennedy Chairs the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Here is a statement from Kennedy.

"Our committee is fortunate to have the services of major leaders who are committed to improving health care for the American people. Senator Harkin, Senator Mikulski, and Senator Clinton have generously offered to step forward and assume an expanded role on critical aspects of health reform. I commend them for their leadership, and I look forward very much to working with them, with all our colleagues on the committee and throughout Congress, and with the Obama Administration to achieve the goal at long last of quality, affordable health care for all Americans."

Clinton can now either help bring peace to the world or help bring affordable, quality Health Care to millions of Americans.

Tags: Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy, Health care, Hillary Clinton, Insurance Coverage, secretary of state (all tags)


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