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Obama taps health aide with links to industry

New York Times, March 4, 2009
In picking Nancy-Ann DeParle to champion an overhaul of the nation's health system, President Obama selected someone with deep roots in the Washington bureaucracy, an intimate familiarity with health policy, and respect on both sides of the political aisle. But he also chose to overlook DeParle's business ties to companies that have a direct stake in the healthcare debate.