Friday, July 03, 2009

Health Czarina Has Questionable Associations

Remember Sarbanes-Oxley, the legislation which puts corporate Board members on the hot seat beginning around 2003?

Yah, well, bear that in mind as you review the record of Nancy-Ann DeParle, the 'czarina of health' for Obama.

Nancy-Ann DeParle, President Barack Obama’s health policy czar, served as a director of corporations that faced scores of federal investigations, whistleblower lawsuits and other regulatory actions, according to government records

...Several of the companies were investigated for alleged kickbacks or engaging in other illegal billing schemes, while others were accused of serious violations of federal quality standards, including one company that failed to warn patients of deadly problems with an implanted heart defibrillator

There's even a "local interest" name here!

Boston Scientific Corp. reported to the SEC that it received five state or federal subpoenas during 2008, including ones from the Justice Department and Health and Human Services, which oversees the Medicare agency. In addition, Defense Department criminal investigators are looking into the company’s “marketing interactions” with doctors at a U.S. Army hospital in Tacoma, Wash.

She's just the gal for the post!

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