Federal Key Players Essay

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Federal Key Players Wheeling Jesuit University Darrell Shrewsbury The federal key players involved in health care policy are employed through the United States government’s Department of Human and Health Services. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves (www.us.gov, 2012). The Office of the Secretary provides leadership in the Department of Health and Human Services. Other key players who provide leadership in this department include the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Office of the Health and Human Services Inspector General, and the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Below is a list of contact information for the above noted offices. President of the United States Barak Obama 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 (202) 456-1414 Vice President of the United States Joe Biden 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 (202) 456-1414 Office of the Secretary Kathleen Sebelius 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 (202) 690-7000 Kathleen.Sebelius@hhs.gov Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H. 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 (202) 690-7694 ASH@hhs.gov Office of the Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 (202) 619-3148 paffairs@oig.hhs.gov Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Leon Rodriguez 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 No phone or email listed. I have never contacted any of the above officials regarding healthcare. However, in the past I have made

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