Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kitzhaber for National “Health Czar"

Ask Obama to appoint Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D. national “health czar"

I just asked President Obama to name former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D. national “health czar.”

Here in Oregon, we care a lot about fixing our health care system. Thankfully, President Obama shares that passion for reform.

But the controversy surrounding Sen. Daschle has endangered the momentum of health reform. We can restore power to this mission by sending Gov. John Kitzhaber, M.D. to Washington as President Obama’s Health Czar.

Former Governor Kitzhaber is a national leader in health reform and is ideal for leading the transformation of America’s health care system.

Ask President Obama to name Governor Kitzhaber, M.D. national “health czar.” To send your message, go to:


You can watch a short video of Gov. Kitzhaber on health reform here:

From his experience as an emergency-room-trained physician, state legislator and governor, John Kitzhaber understands the true nature of the broken system, and what it will take for us to address the problems at hand.

He believes we need a health system designed to maximize the health of Americans; we can’t just look for more money to finance our current broken system. He has a vision for a new health system with three simple goals:

1. Improve the overall health of the population
2. Reduce the per-person cost of health care
3. Improve the individual patient experience in terms of clinical outcome, patient safety and patient satisfaction.

Let President Obama know that Gov. Kitzhaber, M.D. is who the nation needs for health reform.

You can read John Kitzhaber’s views on health reform in his blog:

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