HHS Chief of Staff Burke
Former HHS Chief of Staff Thomas Burke declines offer of staff director for Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care and Long-Term Care, established under the Catastrophic Care Act. He plans to move to the private sector. The commission held its first organizational meeting Feb. 8 and elected Rep. Pepper (D-Fla.) chairman and Sens. Baucus (D-Mont.) and Durenburger (R-Minn.) vice chairmen. The commission meets again on Feb. 28 to set up a timetable for producing reports on long-term and comprehensive health care.
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