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After Health Care Passage, Obama Pushes to Get It Rolling
New York Times

Mindful that the new health care 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 president has tapped Pete Rouse, one of his closest White House advisers, 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 manage construction of the machinery for extending coverage to about 30 million uninsured Americans while also moving toward the law’s long-run goal: cost containment.

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