2016 Version Of Washington’s Quadrennial Guessing Game: Who Will Run HHS?
Stat takes a look at some of the people whose names are being mentioned for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and Modern Healthcare reports on the transition team.
At HHS, President-Elect Donald Trump Could Tap These Allies
There are so many unknowns about how President-elect Donald Trump will change health policy. But one early tell will be who he taps to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. A lot of names are floating around right now, and initial speculation can seem ill-conceived in hindsight; we never had HHS Secretary Tom Daschle under President Obama, after all. Nevertheless, here are possible contenders for the most powerful position in health policy, according to early and often anonymously sourced reports. (Scott, 11/14)
Trump Picks 'A-Team' For Healthcare Transition As ACA Repeal Looms
Sources say President-elect Donald Trump's transition team for HHS will be led by Andrew Bremberg, who worked at the agency under President George W. Bush and was an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and during Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's presidential bid. Bremberg was on Walker's team when the candidate unveiled a healthcare proposal that included repealing the Affordable Care Act and splitting Medicaid into smaller programs with separate funding. Trump has also reportedly selected Paula Stannard to reportedly concentrate on healthcare reform measures. Stannard is a former deputy general counsel and acting general counsel of the HHS to advise more broadly on health reform initiatives. (Dickson, 11/11)