Daschle to Be Health Secretary

Will head health transition
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2008 11:59 AM CST
Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle has been offered, and intends to accept, a post as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Roll Call reports. Daschle will also head the health care policy transition group. Nearly all of Obama’s transition policy working group heads are expected to land in top administration jobs.