Baucus Praises Sebelius Pick

By Beacon Staff

It’s official. President Barack Obama has tapped Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to lead his health-care reform effort. If confirmed as secretary of health and human services, Sebelius will likely be working closely with Montana senior Sen. Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee. The Democratic senator, who has insisted that health-care reform begin this year, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/03/01/ST2009030102430.html" title="said this about Sebelius to the Washington Post“>said this about Sebelius to the Washington Post:

“I’m particularly pleased to hear of her selection because she brings such solid experience to the position. Passing comprehensive health-care reform is an absolute imperative this year, and as a former insurance commissioner, Governor Sebelius really gets what needs to be done.”