Spreading The Word About The Health Law
The Washington Post offers a compelling example of the challenges the White House faces in its efforts to get its message out about the benefits of the health law. Meanwhile, the Boston Globe offers insights from former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick about what the administration needs to do in order to have more success with this message.
The Washington Post: In The Loop: White House Struggles To Spread The Word On Health Care Law
And on Tuesday, more evidence of that struggle emerged: Senate staffers got an e-mail alerting them that the Office of Personnel Management — essentially the federal government's very own human resources department — had yet to update its own forms to reflect the reforms contained in the new health care law (Heil, 12/7).
Boston Globe: Pushed Out Of D.C., Berwick Still Focused On Health Care
The former Harvard professor left his role as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week, after about 17 months on the job, and returned to his Newton home after Republican senators said they would block his confirmation and prevent him from serving beyond the end of the year. Yesterday, he said that the nation needs more advocates for the [2010 health] law (Conaboy, 12/8).