Health Blog : Health-Reform Appointee Sits on Health-Industry Boards

No conflict of interest? You're kidding me right?

"While we’re on the subject of health-care players’ ties to industry, we should catch up with news about Nancy-Ann DeParle, President Obama’s designee to run the new White House health-reform office.

She’s a board member of at three health-care companies likely to be affected by health reform: health information-technology company Cerner, medical-device maker Boston Scientific and pharmacy-benefits manager Medco. "

Deparle will step down from her board seats and also 'recuse herself from matters directly and significantly impacting the companies, an administration official told Politico.'

Cough cough, stimulus bill anyone, cough cough?

Posted via web from Jen's posterous

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