In my opinion she is "qualified" because of her state administrative and health insurance background. Whether she will be effective is another question. I would hope that she avoid the "rush" to push everyone into a new system but, instead, apply relevant data, varied expert opinions, and prudence to deal first with the real problem - high costs. There are many effective approaches including a push toward a quality based system which will drive affordability and access. T. Murphy (www.managementandbeyond.com)

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