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What if Daschle were HHS secretary?

A blogger for the Atlantic wondered this week: "Where would health care be right now if Tom Daschle were in charge of shepherding it through Congress?" Former Senate Republican leader Bill Frist also said of former Democratic leader Daschle, who now has an informal advisory role to Obama: "His experience with being leader, his understanding of the legislative process, his ability to negotiate is what President Obama needs now, and what he needed months ago when he started the process — and he doesn't have it."

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