Saturday, March 7, 2009

Daschle, David Snow & Medco are still in Obama health care

I knew that FORMER (because his own state rejected him) Tom Daschle (and his self absorbed compulsion to ruin the current medical care system) would not pack up his Rolodex, lobbyist money train and head back to one of the Dakotas.

It turns out that President Obama figured out a way to keep Tom Daschle, David Snow, Jr and the Medco Company (which has its greedy fingers into the Medicare Part D prescription plan).

President Obama appointed Nancy-Ann DeParle to the position of leader of the (made up position) "White House Healthcare Effort."

Let's see the connections:

Tom Daschle (and his wife) have no marketable skills other than lobbyist for the health care industry.

Tom Daschle is buddies with the Medco (giant pharmacy benefits company) CEO David Snow, Jr.

Medco's CEO David Snow, Jr. elects Nancy-Ann DeParle to the Board of Directors

Medco Health
Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the election of Nancy-Ann
DeParle to the company's board of directors effective immediately.

DeParle, 51, is a health policy expert who ran the nation's largest
health insurance program -- the Health Care Financing Administration, now known as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- overseeing $600 billion in annual spending and providing health care to 74 million Americans. Currently, DeParle is managing director of CCMP Capital Advisors and a senior fellow of health care systems at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

"Nancy-Ann's extensive experience managing the nation's health care
system, combined with her legal and financial expertise, makes her a
perfect addition to our strong and diverse board of directors," said David
B. Snow Jr., Medco chairman and CEO. "She is an innovative manager who helped modernize Medicare, and her experiences will help Medco remain competitive as our health care system evolves."

Added DeParle: "Medco is an exciting company that is leveraging
technology and innovation to help reduce health care costs and improve the quality of care. I admire the company's passion for improving our health care system and I look forward to sharing my experiences and expertise to help Medco continue its mission to advance the practice of pharmacy and help improve our nation's health care system."

DeParle is a trustee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is a
former member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Comptroller General's Advisory Board (U.S. General Accounting Office), the National Academy for Social Insurance and the National Academy of Public Administration. She also serves as a member of the board of directors for Boston Scientific and Cerner Corporation, and for CareMore Health Plan, Noble Environmental Power and Legacy Hospital Partners, all private companies owned by CCMP Capital.

DeParle holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and
a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School. She also earned bachelor's and master's degrees in politics and economics from Balliol College of Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. In 1994, DeParle was named one of Time magazine's 50 Most Promising Leaders Age 40 and Under.

IMHO, we as Conservatives for Patients Safety (or all Americans for that matter) should be concerned about Ms. DeParle's loyalties and agenda.


  1. It is interesting to see the most fervent advocates of market competition vow to torpedo the president's reform plans if there is a public safety-net plan that competes with the private insurers.

  2. A number of people don't have to be concerned about spending for their personal health bills or in relation to purchasing insurance policy because they live in locations where their government authorities take treatment of individuals. However, for the remainder of individuals, we are better off opting into a health and wellbeing insurance policy plan, such as a group health insurance plan. But how do you get into one of these kind of programs and what are they?

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  3. Employers should stay out of the health insurance business. Pay employees what they deserve and allow the employees to purchase their own insurance.

    The Government should absolutely stay out of the business of health insurance. There is no constitutional provision that permits the US Govt to control our healthcare.