"The American Medical Association congratulates former Senator Tom
Daschle on his nomination to head the Department of Health and Human Services
and the new White House Office of Health Reform. The creation of this new
position highlights the importance and priority of health system reform to
the new administration. As we work to reform the health care system, former
Senator Daschle has a firm grasp of the complex issues and has demonstrated
a commitment to working with physicians and other stakeholders to strengthen
Like President-elect Obama and former Senator Daschle, the AMA is committed
to covering all Americans and improving the quality, value and affordability
of patient care. We look forward to working with former Senator Daschle and
the new Congress and administration to enact health system reforms.
The AMA congratulates Jeanne Lambrew on her appointment as Deputy Director
of the White House Office of Health Reform. Jeanne Lambrew's extensive health
policy experience, including her work to provide health care coverage to needy
children through the creation of SCHIP, will serve the country well as we
work on health system reform."