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DeParle and Sebelius: The GOP ideas Obama used

Washington Post, February 25, 2010

In this article published online by the Washington Post, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle say several Republican ideas have been incorporated in President Obama's health reform proposal he released earlier this week. "It contains several ideas taken directly from Republican bills, such as letting people save on their premiums if they participate in proven employer wellness programs, a proposal supported by Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.)," they write. "Or giving states grants to evaluate medical liability models that can improve patient safety, reduce medical errors and bring down liability premiums, similar to a proposal Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has supported."