THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES NANCY-ANN MIN DEPARLE AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE HEALTH CARE FINANCING ADMINISTRATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The President today announced his intent to nominate Nancy-Ann Min Deparle to serve as Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Nancy-Ann Min Deparle, of Rockwood, Tennessee, has served since 1993 as the Associate Director for Health and Personnel at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she is responsible for budgetary oversight and policy matters relating to all Federal health programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, veterans' programs, and Federal employee compensation and personnel practices. From 1987 to 1989, Ms. Deparle served in the Cabinet of then-Governor Ned McWherter of Tennessee as his Commissioner of Human Services, where she oversaw a 6,000 employee agency with a $500 million budget that provided welfare, rehabilitation, and social services. In addition, she was an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling, and was a Partner at Bass, Barry & Sims in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1994, she was named by Time as one of America's 50 most promising leaders age 40 and under. Ms. Deparle received a B.A. from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. degree from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) is responsible for administering the nation's Medicare program, the Federal portion of the Medicaid program, and related quality assurance activities. The Administrator of HCFA manages the Agency, coordinates policy development and interpretation, formulates program goals, and evaluates policy changes in terms of program effectiveness. The Administrator of HCFA serves as the Administration's primary spokesperson on these issues.