Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Mark McClellan deserves way more credit than I can credibly give him, especially as a former spokesman. He leaves a high pressure post with even some begrudging credit from the most ideological of critics, a feat that isn't easy to accomplish in today's Washington. Dr. McClellan cares a great deal about how health care can get better. Not bigger, but better. The health care world has hardly heard the last of him, and I hope the next Administration is smart enough to ask for his views. Meanwhile, I hope he enjoys coming home for dinner with his two daughters and more time with his smart and equally talented wife, Stephanie.