An AP report is announcing that Kathleen Sebelius will be announced as Barack Obams’s new nominee for HHS secretary tomorrow. The article says the following about Kathleen Sebelius as HHS secretary:
Sebelius, 60, is seen as a steady hand, an experienced public official who knows how to work across political lines. As a former state insurance commissioner, she is unfazed by the complexities of health care and insurance issues.
Of course, Sebelius will still have to gain confirmation from the Senate which could be interesting because Sebelius has clashed with abortion opponents in Kansas and the fight might head to Washington.
Another delay in the nomination of the HHS secretary could mean even more delays in the HITECH act and EHR adoption. I for one hope that health care doesn’t have to wait even longer for the HHS secretary to start getting down to business. There’s just far too much to do for us to be without a leader.