Navigation Links
Regence Praises Obama's Choice of Sebelius to Lead HHS, DeParle to Lead Health Reform Office
Date:3/4/2009

PORTLAND, Ore., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence praised President Barack Obama's nominations this week of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services and Nancy-Ann DeParle as head of the White House Office for Health Reform. The statement is attributed to Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Regence, the leading health insurer in the Pacific Northwest:

"Governor Sebelius is an excellent choice to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a department vital to the wellbeing of the American people and in implementing the President's vision for health care. Time and again, Governor Sebelius has shown her ability to work across the aisle. Regence looks forward to working with her to help assure quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

"Likewise, Nancy-Ann DeParle will make an outstanding director of White House Office for Health Reform, carrying out the vital task of fixing our nation's broken health system. She is a leading expert and has strong experience in leading Medicare and Medicaid and commanding the respect of both Democrats and Republicans. We at Regence are eager to work with President Obama and her in bringing needed change to health care.

"In naming Kathleen Sebelius and Nancy-Ann DeParle, the President has shown care and commitment to ushering in a high-functioning health system. Regence is committed to working with the administration, leaders on Capitol Hill and all stakeholders to find appropriate health policy solutions that are also vital to getting our nation's economy moving again."

In January, Regence joined with national consumer and labor groups, the pharmaceutical industry and a medical association to work together for reform. The coalition launched a multimillion-dollar national advertising campaign to plead for health reform as a key component in righting U.S. economic woes.

In December, Regence released a national public opinion survey that found that, by a larger than two-to-one margin, Americans believe given the economic challenges the nation faces, it is more important than ever to take on health care reform as opposed to delaying tackling the issue. For more information about the poll, visit regence.com.

About Regence

Regence is a leading health insurer in the Northwest / Mountain State Region, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence serves nearly three million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington), Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield of Idaho. Each plan is a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For more information, please visit regence.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Regence
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon Get $10K Regence Grant
2. ACS to Provide HSA Product to Regence; ACS HSA Solution Now Offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans in 28 States
3. Regence Supports Meaningful Health Reforms; Unveils Poll Saying Nations Economic Woes Shouldnt Delay Reforms
4. Regence Unveils New Approach to Healthcare With Launch of HSA Healthplan 2.0
5. A.M. Best Affirms Regences Solid Financial Position
6. The Regence Foundation Grants Target Medical Care for Uninsured Community Clinics in Four States to Get $350,000
7. Regence Honored by American Heart Association as a Start! Fit-Friendly Company
8. Regence Teams With U.S. Bank to Offer New Health Savings Account Solution
9. myRegence.com Earns Best Health Care Industry Web Site Award
10. Regences Online Live Help Gets Members Chatting
11. Doctors Get High Marks as Regence Members Share Opinions Online
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... , the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, ... their workers from extreme heat at their worksites. Employers with workers exposed ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can ... inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the media of their ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... , ... TherapySites, the leading website and online ... Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their ... benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this new partnership, ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... pioneer in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with ... health system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... SYDNEY , June 26, 2016 One of ... , has announced the formation of a new biotechnology company, Noxopharm ... raise $6m in an IPO and to list on the ASX. ... drug candidate, NOX66, ready to enter a Phase 1 clinical study ... been designed to address one of the biggest problems facing cancer ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ... Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with ... ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective June ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz ... under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ... take whatever measures required to build a strong and ... is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading ... and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market ... not only by the Company, but shareholders and market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: