Perhaps signalling the next item on the Obama administration's agenda, the president today signed an executive order establishing a White House Office of Health Care policy to advise him on health care issues.
Accoridng to the order, the office will "provide leadership to the executive branch in establishing policies, priorities, and objectives for the Federal Government's comprehensive effort to improve access to health care, the quality of such care, and the sustainability of the health care system."
The office will coordinate with a similar agency, the Office of Health Care Policy, to be run out of the Department of Health and Human Services. The two offices will help coordinate and shape the president's health care policies.
Since taking office, Obama has put an overhaul of health care high on his agenda.
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