, April 19, 2010

Mindful that the new healthcare law's ability to slow rising medical costs will depend to a great extent on how it is put in effect, President Obama is assembling a high-level team to carry out key elements of the overhaul and is considering moving faster than the law requires to put them into action, the New York Times reports. The president has tapped Pete Rouse to oversee what one insider described as an "elaborate implementation plan." And he personally pressed Nancy-Ann DeParle, who directed the legislative effort and has long experience in the health sector, to shelve her plans to leave. She will instead work to extend coverage to about 30 million uninsured Americans.

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