Skip to comments.Obama Picks Ex-Clinton Official Nancy-Ann DeParle to Head Health Care Office
Posted on 03/02/2009 2:17:38 PM PST by wagglebee
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- On the heels of naming pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his next Health Secretary, Obama has turned to another abortion advocate to head the White House Office of Health Care Reform. Nancy-Ann DeParle, a former Clinton administration official, was tapped for the post.
DeParle oversaw budget issues related to the Clinton health care plan, which pro-life advocates panned for promoting abortion and rationing of lifesaving medical care.
But DeParle is no stranger to controversy related to abortion and refused to allow a state to limit taxpayer funding of abortions under its own health plan.
In September 1998, as the administrator of the federal Health Care Financing Administration, DeParle refused to approve Virginia Gov. James Gilmore's child health insurance plan.
DeParle rejected approval of the Children's Health Insurance plan because it would not fund abortions in cases of rape or incest for uninsured, low-income women. The plan would have covered abortions only when the woman's life was endangered.
DeParle claimed that, under federal law, Virginia must pay for such abortions, and so she rejected the plan because Virginia would have tightened up abortion funding limits and used federal funds to do so.
"All we've asked is that Virginia follow the law as it relates to the funding of abortions. All they have to say is, 'Yes, Virginia will follow that law," she told the Washington Post at the time.
While most of the media coverage centers on Sebelius, DeParle will likely have a much more direct role in shaping Obama's health care plan -- which is expected to promote abortion and possible force insurance carriers, and therefore the public, to pay for abortions.
The pro-abortion New Republic magazine admits how important DeParle will be to the process.
"You're going to hear a lot of talk about how important Sebelius is to Obama's plans for comprehensive health care reform--and, undoubtedly, she'll play an important role, particularly if and when it comes time to implement a reform scheme," the magazine indicated Monday. "But when it comes to crafting a reform plan and then enacting it, DeParle's role is likely to be even more important."
DeParle has a career-long identification with pro-abortion Democratic officeholders and headed the state Medicaid agency under then-Governor Ned McWherter.
With Sebelius and DeParle on the job, pro-life advocates will be watching to see what goodies President Obama throws into the health care reform package for the abortion industry.
Zero is picking the most radical abortionists he can find.
Yep - he and his ilk are a bloodthirsty bunch - more than willing to send our tax dollars to the blood industry. And they claim to dislike corporate welfare.....
More “Change We Can Believe In”.....puke!!!!!
The last person who put together a group this bloodthirsty was Hitler.
WOW! This is a switch a Clinton retread in Obama salama’s administration of “CHANGE”
Countdown to tax-evasion revelations in 5-4-3-2...
Current Clinton Re-Tread Count = 32
Bill Richardson - Commerce Sec - UNDER THE BUS
Hillary - SOS
Rahm Emanuel - COS
John Podesta - Pol Adv
Robert Reich - Economic Advisor
Laura Tyson - Economic Adv
Eric Holder - Atty Gen
Carol Browner - Energy Czar
Elena Kagan - Solicitor General
Leon Panetta - CIA Dir
William Lynn - Asst Sec Defense
Michele Flournoy - Defense
Robert Hale - Defense
Jeh Johnson - Defense
Eric “Beret” Shinseki - Veterans Affairs
Marty Lederman - Office of Legal Counsel
Lawrence Summers - National Economic Council
George Mitchell - Middle East Envoy
Dennis Ross - Middle East Envoy
Richard Holbroke - Middle East Envoy
Robert Reich - Economic Advisor
Jane Holl Lute - Dep Sec Homeland Security
James Jones - National Security Adviser
Nancy Killefer - Cheif Performance Officer - UNDER THE BUS
Ron Sims - Dep HUD
William Corr - Dep HHS
Dawn Johnsen - Office of Legal Council
David Ogden - Deputy AG
Tom Perelli - Associate AG
John Deutch - Panel on Spy Satellites - CROOK
Christina Romer - Chair, Pres Council Econ Adv
Nancy-Ann DeParle - WH Office of Health Care Reform
+ Tom DascHole - HHS - UNDER THE BUS
Where is Kmiec, the staunch Pro Lifer that loves Obama?
Probably with this group here:
Why should it surprise you if the most pro-abortion Senator turned President should pick avid baby killers to support his murderous agenda?