White House Office of Health Reform

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The White House Office of Health Reform was a new government entity in the United States created by President Barack Obama. The office was a component of the Domestic Policy Council in the Office of White House Policy. The Director of the Office of Health Reform is titled the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Office of Health-Care Reform. The first and last Director was Nancy-Ann Min DeParle.[1] Obama had originally picked former Senator Tom Daschle for the role, but Daschle withdrew after a scandal broke over his unpaid taxes.[2] Jeanne Lambrew served as Deputy Director from 2009 to 2011.

In 2011, the White House abolished the Office of Health Reform and transferred its work to the Domestic Policy Council. Melody Barnes, who was the Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the time, assumed the duties of the office.[3]


  1. ^ "President Obama Will Nominate Governor Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of HHS, Announces Release of $155 Million of ARRA Funds for Health Clinics Across America" (Press release). Office of the Press Secretary. 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
  2. ^ Scherer, Michael (2009-03-03). "Obama's Health Czar: Behind the Scenes but Leading the Charge". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  3. ^ Matthew DoBias (24 November 2012). "White House to Reshuffle Energy, Health Reform Offices". NationalJournal. Retrieved 23 January 2017.