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Obama makes health reform office official

Washington Post, April 9, 2009

One month after its director began work, President Obama has made it official that there is a new White House Office of Health Reform. Obama signed an executive order formally creating the new office assigned the task of pressing his goal of expanding and improving health coverage in America. As outlined in the order, the responsibilities include: coordinating with all relevant executive branch agencies, reaching out to state and local officials, working with Congress to enact health reform legislation and overseeing implementation of any eventual policy changes.