MOVES-US Health Secy Burwell names Citi executive senior counselor of HHS

Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:24pm EDT

Aug 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Health Secretary Sylvia Burwell named Citigroup Inc executive Kevin Thurm as senior counselor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is implementing the controversial U.S. Affordable Care Act.

Thurm has served in a number of roles at Citi since joining the bank in 2001, including senior adviser for compliance and regulatory affairs and deputy general counsel.

Before joining Citi, Thurm, a former Rhodes scholar, was the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The U.S. Senate in June approved Burwell as the replacement for health secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who spearheaded implementation of the Act through five stormy years that included last year's botched rollout of the federal website, (Reporting by Rohit T. K. in Bangalore)

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ulatulathree wrote:
Is it just me or why do all of these Federal Agecies need soooo many lawyer types ?
This is the US Dept of Health, so what about bring on board a doctor, a professional in the health industry, or a person who has some actual experience with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), etc.

There are more Administrators with no real experience in the field they are making policy for !!!!!!!


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