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David Nather reports in Politico that the White House brought in Phil Schiliro as part of the effort to help put implementation of the federal Healthcare.gov website back on track. According to Nather, Schiliro said one of the lessons the Obama administration learned was that White House needs a senior-level permanent staffer, rather than a temporary one like he was, who can focus on the law’s implementation. That role will be filled by Kristie Canegallo, who is the new White House deputy chief of staff who will oversee the Affordable Care Act as well as other policy implementation issues.
The obvious lesson is that neither good policies nor good investments are likely to work, let alone succeed, if poorly managed.
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