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Obama Picks Kan. Gov. Sebelius To Head HHS

Law360 (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Seeking to fill a key opening that has remained vacant since former Sen. Tom Daschle withdrew himself from consideration, President Obama has named Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his pick to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a position expected to play an important role in the administration’s health care reform efforts.

On Monday, the Obama administration announced the selection of Sebelius, who has served as governor of Kansas since 2003 and before which she was the state's insurance commissioner for nearly a...
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