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Kansas governor accepts offer as health secretary

New York Times, March 2, 2009

President Obama has asked Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas to become his nominee for secretary of health and human services, tapping a red state ally to help him push through his plan to remake the nation's healthcare system. Sebelius accepted the president's offer and will be introduced by Obama at the White House today. The selection comes just days before Obama hosts a healthcare summit meeting at the White House.