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Obama team using hi-tech tools to engage public opinion on health

December 5th, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report

President-elect Barack Obama's team knows a winner when he sees one, so he's continuing his use of high-tech methods in the way he will govern the nation.

According to a report in Medical News Today Obama's team is staying in touch with public and interest group opinion on what should happen in the promised health reform via a postings on websites, internet correspondence, video clips, blogs, email alerts and calls for "health care house parties" to brainstorm new ideas.

Obama's right hand on health care, former senator majority leader Thomas A. Daschle, seen by many to be number one choice to head up the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) when the new administration takes over from George W. Bush on 20th January, conducted a conference call with 1,000 supporters on Wednesday. They were selected from over 10,000 people who had expressed interest in health issues.

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