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HHS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT/BUDGET nominee is Kenneth Apfel, who has served as legislative director for Sen. Bradley (D-N.J.) since 1989. Prior to joining Bradley's staff in 1982, Apfel spent two years as a staffer on the Senate Budget Committee and a previous two years as a Presidential Management Intern. He received an MA in education from Northeastern University and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs. The White House announced Apfel's nomination March 12 in tandem with officially announcing the nomination of Philip Lee, MD, to be HHS assistant secretary for health. Lee directs the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California/San Francisco, is on the university's medical faculty and chairs the Medicare Physician Payment Review Commission. In the late 1960s, Lee was the assistant secretary for health at the then-HEW ("The Pink Sheet" Feb. 22, T&G-3).

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